Allegations SAS troops killed Afghan civilians revealed
Defence officials are bracing for a report into alleged war crimes by Australian troops with findings now weeks away.
9News understands NSW Supreme Court Judge Pail Brereton is expected to hand his findings to Chief of Defence General Angus Campbell this month.
The inquiry has interviewed hundreds of people regarding dozens of allegations of war crimes committed during military conflict in Afghanistan.
"They need to be investigated fully and responded to," Labor leader Anthony Albanese said today.
"Overwhelmingly our men and women in uniform do this nation proud."
New details emerged overnight of one allegation against Australian Special Air Service troops.
The ABC reported as many as 10 Afghan villagers were killed during a raid in Kandahar province in 2012.
"There's an independent inquiry into that and I'll let that take its proper course," Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said today.
It's believed five Taliban fighters were also killed during the 2012 raid.
Defence and political leaders expect Justice Brereton's report to be critical of the culture among some of Australia's most revered troops.
Extensive changes are likely to come from the findings.