Australian Army plans to expel 13 soldiers for violence in Afghanistan

Afghanistan said such a murder is unforgivable. But he welcomed the report released by the Australian defense forces last week as a step towards justice. < / P > < p > the Australian Defense Forces report attributed the killing of “prisoners of war, farmers or civilians” between 2009 and 2013 to the unconstrained “samurai culture” among soldiers. < / P > < p > it is reported that in 23 cases of illegal killing, 25 special forces soldiers carried out the killing directly or participated in the killing as “accomplices”. The report recommends that federal police investigate a total of 36 incidents. < / P > < p > the commander of the Australian Defense Forces, general Angus Campbell, said none of these incidents could be “described as taking place in a fierce battle.”. < / P > < p > the report also found the following evidence: Junior soldiers were told to shoot prisoners to complete their first killing, which is known as “bloodletting”; weapons and other items were placed near the bodies of Afghans to cover up the crime; and two other incidents may constitute the charge of “cruel treatment” in war crimes. < / P > < p > Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said he will appoint a special investigator to consider bringing a lawsuit based on the information contained in the report. However, the police investigation may take several years before possible criminal proceedings. < / P > < p > the Australian government said it would also set up an independent oversight team to “provide accountability and transparency outside the Australian Defense Forces Command System.”. According to the report, Australia still has about 400 soldiers in Afghanistan as part of its ongoing peacekeeping operations with the United States and other allies. Earlier this year, the International Criminal Court began investigating suspected war crimes committed by the United States and other parties in the conflict in Afghanistan, according to the report. It is expected to review what the Afghan government and the US military have done since May 2003. < / P > < p > according to a 2016 report of the International Criminal Court, there are reasonable grounds to believe that the US military has committed torture in secret places of detention operated by the CIA. < / P > < p > the British high court is considering the necessary action on whether Britain has failed to properly investigate the allegations of illegal killing by its special forces. On Thursday, the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission also called on Britain to “conduct an independent public investigation to examine and investigate the allegations of illegal killing by British special forces”. Last year, the BBC’s panorama program disclosed the issue. “The United States, the United Kingdom and other countries with troops in Afghanistan should respond to these media reports and investigate whether their forces have participated in and led the violence against non combatants in Afghanistan,” the Commission said in a statement