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Ben Roberts-Smith threatened witnesses in defamation trial, judge says

It also found Ben Roberts-Smith "complicit in and responsible for" the murder of four Afghans.

Last week, he lost a defamation suit against three Australian newspapers over war crimes allegations.

It's raised the spectre of a possible wider reckoning over claims of war crimes by Australian forces.

On Thursday, Federal Court Judge Anthony Besanko threw out the former special forces corporal's case against The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Canberra Times.