According to the UK media, Prince Harry has admitted to killing 25 people in Afghanistan during his time as an Apache helicopter pilot.
Prince Harry’s most awaited memoir ‘Spare’ is set to be in the next week. In the memoir, the Duke of Sussex describes his 25 kills as “chess pieces taken off the board”.
“My number is 25. It’s not a number that fills me with satisfaction, but nor does it embarrass me,” he wrote.
He also wrote “It wasn’t a statistic that filled me with pride but nor did it make me ashamed,”
Prince Harry served in Afghanistan as a forward air controller in air raids and then flew the Apache helicopters against Taliban fighters.
The prince stated that the 9/11 attacks in the United States would justify his actions and he served in the British Army for 10 years, rising to the rank of captain, and did two frontline tours in Afghanistan.
The military operations led by the USA with foreign partner forces in Afghanistan ended in August 2021 after 20 years. Taliban fighters and thousands of civilian people were killed during the operations.
In 2022 Taliban again claimed power in Afghanistan.
United States and NATO partner forces invaded Afghanistan in 2001 claiming the Taliban fighters were aiding Osama Bin Laden and other al-Qaeda figures linked to the 9/11 attacks
In the book to be published on January 10, 2023, Prince Harry talked for the first time about the number of Taliban fighters he killed during his service.