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Prince Harry reveals that he killed 25 people in Afghanistan

Prince Harry reveals that he killed 25 people in Afghanistan

Prince Harry revealed in his memoirs that he killed 25 Taliban when he was working as a helicopter pilot in Afghanistan, and had to regard his targets as “chess pieces,” as he learned in training so he could shoot, The Telegraph reported Thursday. .

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The youngest son of King Charles III spent 10 years in the British Army, with two deployments to Afghanistan, in 2007-2008 for 10 weeks, and then as a helicopter pilot in the south of the country from September 2012 to January 2013. He resigned in 2015 because he could not return to the field.

In his book “The Alternative,” which will be published next Tuesday, but some newspapers have already obtained a copy of it, the exiled prince in California tells that he learned as part of his training to kill enemies and that it was part of his job: “We shoot when necessary.” Take a life to save a life.”

According to The Telegraph, he says of his second deployment that he can count his casualties thanks to the cameras on board his Apache helicopter.

“It seemed to me necessary not to be afraid of this number. So the number for me is 25. Not a number that fills me with satisfaction, does not embarrass me,” the 38-year-old prince wrote.

He says he viewed these killings as “chess pieces” removed from the game, as he meant to train him, because it is impossible to kill a target “if you consider it a person”.

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“I made it my goal from day one to never go to bed doubting that I had done the right thing, that I had only shot the Taliban and the Taliban, with no civilians near them,” he said. “I wanted to go back to all of Britain, but more than that I wanted to go home with my conscience intact.”

According to the newspaper, the prince’s military intervention made him a potential target for terrorists, hence the concerns about his safety that he had expressed since he left the monarchy in 2020 and lost his public protection.