Probe finds Aussies killed 39 Afghan civilians


Australian authorities on Thursday finally released probe details into at least 39 incidents of civilian killings by their special forces in Afghanistan.


Chief of the Australian Defense Forces Gen. Angus Campbell sought apology from the Afghans as he shared the horrifying details of the probe.

"To the people of Afghanistan, on behalf of the Australian Defence Force, I sincerely and unreservedly apologize for any wrongdoing by Australian soldiers. I have spoken directly to my Afghan counterpart, General (Yaseen) Zia, to convey this message," he said in a televised speech.

Such alleged behavior, he said profoundly disrespected the trust placed in Australian forces by the people of Afghanistan, at a time when they had asked for our help.