Australian SAS under scrutiny after allegations unarmed Afghan men killed

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ABC says three Afghans killed during raid while Fairfax reports on ‘blooding ritual’

Australia’s elite special forces (SAS) are under renewed scrutiny after serious new allegations surfaced over the weekend of executions of unarmed Afghan men during raids.

The new allegations, which are understood to be under investigation by an internal inquiry, have troubled soldiers who have spoken out about the events. They raise new questions about the chain of command within the SAS and the behaviour of Australia’s most highly trained forces.

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