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Australia demands apology after China urges war crimes probe with meme of ‘Aussie soldier slitting Afghan child’s throat’

“Shocked by murder of Afghan civilians and prisoners by Australian soldiers,” Beijing’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said in a tweet on Monday morning. In an emergency press conference, Prime Minister Scott Morrison blasted Beijing for this “utterly outrageous” post that “cannot be justified on any basis whatsoever,” and demanded an official apology …

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Australian war crimes report alleges elite troops executed 39 Afghan civilians including to achieve ‘first kill’

General Angus Campbell, Chief of the Australian Defence Force, announced the findings of the 465-page ‘Brereton report’ on Thursday, saying “credible information” indicates that 39 Afghan civilians were killed unlawfully by elite special forces troops between 2007 and 2014 in 23 separate incidents. “To the people of Afghanistan on behalf …

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