Posts Tagged ‘Australian Army’


20 May, 2011

SYDNEY (AFP) – Two Australian soldiers charged over the deaths of six civilians, including children, during a military raid in Afghanistan will not have to face a court martial, a judge advocate ruled Friday. (more…)

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By Tom Hyland, The Age

AS AUSTRALIAN commandos await news on whether they will face charges over civilian deaths in Afghanistan, the army is reviewing records to see if Australian forces were involved in separate incidents involving civilian casualties.

The Director of Military Prosecutions, Brigadier Lyn McDade, is expected to announce this week what action she will take over a commando raid in February 2009 in which six civilians were killed. The killings happened during a night-time raid by members of the First Commando Regiment, many of them reservists, targeting a Taliban leader. (more…)

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