The head of the Australian military has apologized to the people of Afghanistan after a four-year probe found Australian special forces committed war crimes by murdering at least 39 noncombatants in Afghanistan. The probe reveals a practice known as “blooding,” where patrol commanders ordered junior soldiers to shoot a prisoner in order to achieve the soldier’s first kill. The military has now referred dozens of cases to the Australian Federal Police for criminal investigation.
Australian Military Apologizes to Afghan People over Troops’ War Crimes
HeadlineNov 19, 2020