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Australian ‘war crimes’: Elite troops killed Afghan civilians, report finds

“Platoon commanders were encouraging or insisting junior soldiers execute prisoners to achieve their first kill, so it was that sort of pattern of behaviour of grooming these junior soldiers for, or initiating them into, the squadron – that’s what was very disturbing,” she told BBC World Service’s Newsday programme.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-54996581

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