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Australian Soldiers Wounded in Afghanistan

Special Operations Task Group Soldiers Wounded in Afghanistan - Update

An Australian Special Forces soldier who suffered life-threatening wounds in a recent battle (2 September) with Taliban extremists continues to improve at a US medical facility in Germany.

Defence spokesperson Brigadier Brian Dawson said he was encouraged by reports that the soldier’s condition has improved.

“The soldier is responding well to treatment and now has his partner with him in Germany. We expect he will remain in Germany for the foreseeable future undergoing care,” Brigadier Dawson said.

“Three of the nine wounded Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) soldiers have now returned to Australia since the incident and continue to undergo treatment for their wounds.

“The other five soldiers have either returned, or will soon return to duty and remain in Southern Afghanistan.

“It is important to note that the incident has not affected the operational tempo of the SOTG which continues to be extremely effective in its ability to disrupt Taliban extremist command and control processes and support structures.”

Defence will not be releasing further details of the wounded soldiers and requests that the media respect the privacy of the soldiers undergoing care and their families.

Further details of the ADF commitment to Afghanistan can be found at: Australian Defence


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