Australian police raided on Wednesday the Sydney headquarters of the ABC public broadcaster in connection with 2017 articles about the country’s alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.

“The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has executed a search warrant on the Ultimo premises of the ABC today… in relation to allegations of publishing classified material,” an AFP statement read.

 ABC managing director David Anderson said in a statement published by the broadcaster that it stood by the journalists, voting that ABC “will protect its sources and continue to report without fear or favour on national security and intelligence issues.”

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