‘Eliminated targets like removing chess pieces’: Prince Harry acknowledges killing 25 people in Afghanistan

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex. [Photo: Wikimedia]

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, has acknowledged that he killed 25 people during his time as an Apache helicopter pilot in Afghanistan, international media reported.

According to a report by AFP, the 38-year-old served two tours of duty against the Taliban, first as a forward air controller calling in airstrikes in 2007-2008, then flying the attack helicopter in 2012-2013.

In the book “Spare”, due out next week, he said he undertook six missions as a pilot that led to him “taking human lives”, the Daily Telegraph reported.

He said he was neither proud nor ashamed of doing so and described eliminating the targets as like removing “chess pieces” from the board.

Harry served for 10 years in the British Army, rising to the rank of captain, and has described his time in the military as his formative years.

The report quoting the prince said that he explained his justification for his actions because of the 9/11 attacks in the United States and meeting families of the victims.


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