Defense Ministry of Australia confirmed that its servicemen have left Afghanistan in recent weeks which brought its military presence in the war-battered country officially to an end.
Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton has told Sky News that Australia’s last supporting forces have been brought back to Australia.
Dutton has emphasized that their military mission is ended in coordination with US and will take part in any other campaign led by United States.
The country recently had only 80 troops who were commissioned for protecting the Kabul based embassy and for carrying out diplomatic missions.
In April this year, Australia had announced to pull out all its troops as US had decided to end its military engagement by September 11 the date which has been changed to the August 31st.
Australia had deployed 38 thousand men in uniform from which 41 had been killed and its aerial forces have left Afghanistan back in 2013.
Australian forces have largely been accused of committing war crimes in particular in southern Helmand province. Australian servicemen who have been returned from Afghanistan now asked their government to conduct investigation as cases of committing suicide surged among those who were deployed to Afghanistan. Investigation over alleged war crime is also going on in Australia.