Afghans Demand Prince Harry To Be Tried for Killing 25 People During War PHOTOS/Sky News
KABUL – A number of families in Afghanistan calling for Prince Harry was put on trial after he confessed to killing 25 people while fighting in Afghanistan for the British military.
In his memoir entitled Spare, Harry, Duke of Sussex, Harry reveals that he killed 25 people as an Apache helicopter pilot in Afghanistan.
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He said he didn’t think of them as “people” but rather as “chess pieces” that had been taken off the board. The prince’s comments drew sharp criticism from people in Afghanistan.
Harry – who served in Afghanistan first as an advanced air controller in airstrikes from 2007-2008, then flew attack helicopters between 2012-2013 – was carrying out his military duties at Britain’s Bastion Base Camp in the country’s Helmand province.
Families who lost their loved ones in an airstrike in Sangin District, Helmand Province said the people were not insurgents or terrorists, they were ordinary Afghans.
Hamdullah Alizai (45), a resident of the Sangin district, said that in August 2008, the British Air Force carried out an attack on their settlement. This attack killed 27 people, including his father and 15-year-old brother.
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“We were devastated at the time and we had difficult days. We strongly condemn Prince Harry’s statement. We demand that he be tried and punished,” Alizay said, as quoted by Anadolu Agency.
Another resident, Mohammed Alizai (38), said he lost his 23-year-old brother in the attack. He remembered that they had to bury some bodies in different villages for fear of being bombarded.
While Habibul Rahman Noorzai (38), whose father, uncle, and 20-year-old brother died in the attack, said: “The British and foreign soldiers committed many atrocities here. We want them to be tried”.
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