In the barracks of Australia’s most elite fighting unit, the incident is discussed in hushed tones.
- By Nick McKenzie & Chris Masters
- The Age
The Australian special forces soldier led his prisoner towards a ridge above a dry creek bed near the Afghan village of Darwan.
The prisoner’s fate lay in the hands of the man leading him to the edge.
It was September 11, 2012 – 11 years to the day after planes piloted by al-Qaeda ploughed into the World Trade Centre, causing Australia to enter what would become the nation’s longest war.
The handcuffed detainee was Ali Jan, a…