An Afghan farmer has told Ben Roberts-Smith's defamation trial that he hates foreign soldiers but disagrees with the Taliban's mission to rid Afghanistan of "the infidel".
Man Gul, a farmer from Darwan in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province, is giving evidence at the Federal Court trial via audio-visual link from Kabul about what he saw during an SAS raid on the village in September 11, 2012, in which a man known as Ali Jan was killed.
The respondents - The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times - claim Ali Jan was kicked handcuffed off a cliff, while Mr Roberts-Smith rejects the accusation.
The war hero says Ali Jan was a Taliban spotter who was shot in a cornfield.
Asked by Mr Roberts-Smith's counsel Bruce McClintock SC on Thursday if he hated foreign soldiers Mr Gul said: "Yes, it is like that".
The court heard that Mr Gul believed foreign soldiers were cruel and that they beat and killed innocent people.
However, Mr Gul rejected the barrister's submission that he agreed with the Taliban's objective to rid "Afghanistan of the infidel".
"I do not agree with the Taliban, the Taliban have done injustices to us and the foreigners have also done injustices to us," Mr Gul told the court.
Earlier, Mr Gul told the court that after he was cut free of handcuffs in the SAS raid he asked another villager, Mohammed Hanifa, about Ali Jan's whereabouts.
"He said they kicked him and he went down to the river," Mr Gul said Mr Hanifa told him.
After that, Mr Gul said he went to the river bed and saw blood, then walked near to a berry tree where Ali Jan was on his back dead with gunshot wounds to the jaw and skull.
The witness said a small group of villagers then cleaned Ali Jan's face of dust, brought him under the shade of the tree, then put a shawl over his body.
After being shown a photo by the respondents' barrister Nicholas Owens SC, Mr Gul said: "This is Ali Jan".
He said there was no wireless device or bag near Ali Jan's body.
"No, no he doesn't even know how to work a watch, how about a wireless device?" Mr Gul told the court.
Asked why he believed Ali Jan was "martyred", Mr Gul said: "Because he was innocent, don't you understand?"
Mr Gul has previously told the court that Ali Jan was not connected to the Taliban but was a labourer who kept animals and sold wood.
Mr Gul has also testified that he was hit twice by a "big soldier" and was asked about Hekmatullah and the whereabouts of Taliban in the raid.
Hekmatullah had killed three Australian soldiers in the days before the raid.
The witness has also given evidence that he was attacked by a black dog brought by the soldiers and had a pistol put to his head.
Mr Hanifa, another Darwan villager, testified earlier this week that he saw a big soldier kick Ali Jan into a river bed and witnessed two soldiers drag him to a berry tree.
Mr Hanifa in his evidence also told the court that Ali Jan was not a Taliban fighter.
The trial continues on Friday.
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