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‘Deeply concerning’: Call for airing of war crime claims against special forces
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‘Deeply concerning’: Call for airing of war crime claims against special forces

Labor has urged the public release of a confidential report containing allegations that some elite Australian special forces soldiers committed war crimes in Afghanistan, as concerns about the allegations have reverberated across the political spectrum.

After Fairfax Media revealed on Friday that the report, commissioned by Defence, included the war crimes allegations as well as claims of a “complete lack of accountability” from the military chain of command, Labor defence spokesman Richard Marles labelled the reports “deeply concerning” and said the opposition would seek a briefing from Defence Minister Marise Payne.

“We will also be seeking, subject to national security considerations, as much of this report as possible be brought to the public domain. Information in a report as significant as this should not be coming to light via leaks to newspapers,” Mr Marles said in a statement.

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