A historical view on SAS war crimes allegations

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The Australian Special Forces has come under scrutiny after revelations of a series of possible war crimes, including killing unarmed civilians.

This week the elite military force was alleged to have killed an Afghan farmer in a case of mistaken identity.

It comes after revelations SAS soldiers killed up to 10 unarmed civilians in a raid in 2012 and the release of footage by 4 Corners in May of an Australian SAS soldier shooting an unarmed civilian lying on the ground.

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