Leaked picture of Australian soldiers flying Nazi swastika in Afghanistan sparks scandal
A photo of a Nazi flag on an Australian military vehicle in Afghanistan has been condemned by the country’s PM and the Jewish community, while its Defense Ministry says the soldiers responsible for the stunt have been “disciplined.” Australian soldiers were caught flying the Nazi swastika flag from their vehicle while conducting a mission in Afghanistan as part of a NATO-force deployment back in 2007, according to ABC, which obtained an exclusive photo of the incident.
It is believed that that the picture was just one of many photographs that were reportedly being circulated among military personnel. The news outlet also saw a second picture of the military vehicle flying a swastika. Furthermore, two separate defense sources revealed the identity of the Aussie soldier who took the flag with him on overseas duty. The person’s name was not shared with the public.