Afghanistan war crimes inquiry finds evidence of murder, cover-up

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated April 14 2021 - 1:20pm, first published November 19 2020 - 12:20am
Australian Defence Force chief Angus Campbell said the unlawful killing of civilians was never acceptable. Picture: Karleen Minney

An inquiry has found credible evidence of murder and wilful cover-up of war crimes in Afghanistan by Australian special forces personnel, frequently with complicity of their patrol commanders.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.

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