A huge war-crimes scandal is rocking the Australian Special Operations community.

According to reports, Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) and 2nd Commando Regiment operators are under scrutiny for alleged war crimes in Afghanistan that took place between June and November 2012.

More than a dozen active and former operators, to include high ranking officers, have come out testifying that at least four Afghan detainees were executed by Australians warfighters. It is important to highlight, however, that it was the operators themselves who came forward with the illegal conduct.