The duke of Sussex served in Afghanistan first as a forward air controller in air raids from 2007 to 2008, then flying Apache attack helicopters in 2012 and 2013. He served 10 years in the British military, rising to the rank of captain.
The Taliban administration has denounced Britain’s Prince Harry for his admission of killing 25 people while on military duty in Afghanistan. The senior Afghan official has accused the royal of killing innocent civilians.
“My number is 25. It’s not a number that fills me with satisfaction, but nor does it embarrass me,” Prince Harry wrote in the book “Spare”.
“They were chess pieces removed from the board. Bad people eliminated before they could kill Good people.”
“We checked and found that the days on which Prince Harry is mentioning the killing of 25 mujaheddin, we did not have any casualties in Helmand,” Taliban leader Anas Haqqani told Al Jazeera on Friday.
“This story is a part of the many war crimes of the 20 years of Western military presence in Afghanistan,” he said. “It is not the whole picture of the crimes committed by them.”
“The truth is what you’ve said; Our innocent people were chess pieces to your soldiers, military and political leaders. Still, you were defeated in that ‘game’.”