Australian Soldiers

Australian elite soldiers killed Afghan civilians, report finds

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has released findings from a four-year inquiry into misconduct by its forces.

The inquiry investigated 57 incidents and heard from hundreds of witnesses.

It had uncovered a "shameful record" of a "warrior culture" by some soldiers, ADF chief General Angus Campbell said.

He said the report said 25 Special Air Service (SAS) soldiers were involved in the killings, none of which could be "described as being in the heat of battle".