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28 August 2007

Sydney Morning Herald

The Defence Force has rejected claims that Australian soldiers are being forced to fight using faulty weapons. A report on television last night claimed there had been widespread problems for at least a year with weapons and ammunition used by the force. According to the report, up to 70,000 of the standard issue 5.56mm Steyr rifles had flaws, including situations in which the weapon could not be properly loaded. But the Defence Force issued a statement last night... (

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