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The report said that an investigator from the Australian Defence Force Investigative Service a branch of the military told troops during a briefing that it didn't matter how the fingerprints were taken and that chopping off the hands of the dead and bringing them back to base was acceptable.
Australian troops investigated for allegedly cutting hands off dead Afghan for fingerprints
John Blaxland, a researcher at Australian National University's Strategic and Defence Studies Center, said if the allegations were true, the behaviour was an aberration of the high standards the Australian military had maintained during more than Nike Air Max Thea Metallic Red Bronze
The Australian Defence Force confirmed that it is investigating "an incident of potential misconduct" during a combined operation of the Afghan National Security Forces and Australia's Special Operations Task Group in Zabul province in April, but didn't provide details.
Australia has 1,550 troops in Afghanistan and is the biggest contributing country outside NATO. Australia has contributed the largest number of elite special forces to the campaign after the United States and Britain.
"If it occurred, it would be unusual. It would not necessarily be illegal," James told ABC.
the allegations amounted to prima facie case of a breach of the rules of law.
Australian troops are required to take fingerprints and eye scans of every insurgent they kill, if it is possible to do so. Troops are equipped to conduct Nike Air Max 2015 Id (Wide) Men's Running Shoe these investigations in the field. The information is then compared to a growing national biometric data base of insurgent suspects in an effort to identify them.
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The mutilation or mistreatment of dead bodies can be a violation of the laws of war.
CANBERRA, Australia Australian special forces troops are under investigation for allegedly cutting off the hands of at least one dead insurgent in Afghanistan, a national broadcaster reported Friday.
"Following the mission, an incident of potential misconduct was raised through the ADF's internal command chain," the ADF said.
The combined Afghan Australian operation had been targeting an insurgent commander responsible for an insurgent network operating in and around Uruzgan province, the statement said.
The hands were brought back to the Australian base in Tarin Kowt in Uruzgan province to be fingerprinted after a battle in which four insurgents were killed, Australian Broadcasting Corp. said.
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