Alleged war crimes committed in Afghanistan by Australian special forces included killing civilians, military dogs, and prisoners. An annual report released by the Inspector-General of the Australian Defense Force detailed 55 different war crime cases from over the years. Many of the crimes related to the death of non-combatants or cruel treatment of prisoners and civilians and did not occur in the heat of the moment. Australian forces deployed to Afghanistan in 2001 and withdrew with other NATO forces in 2014. Currently 338 witnesses have been called during the investigations, and the reports show no signs of stopping.
The Crossroads of Special Operations