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    Harry’s Claim He Killed 25 in Afghanistan Draws Anger, Worry

    Harry’s Claim He Killed 25 in Afghanistan Draws Anger, Worry

    — In a book full of startling revelations, Prince Harry's assertion that he killed 25 people in is one of the most striking — and has drawn criticism from both enemies and allies.

    In his memoir, “Spare,” Harry says he killed more than two dozen Taliban militants while serving as an Apache helicopter co-pilot gunner in Afghanistan in 2012-2013. He writes that he feels neither satisfaction nor shame about his actions, and in the heat of battle regarded enemy combatants as pieces being removed from a chessboard, “Baddies eliminated before they could kill Goodies.”

    Harry has talked before about his combat experience, saying near the end of his tour in 2013 that “if there's people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we'll take them out of the game.”

    But his decision to put a number on those he killed, and the comparison to chess pieces, drew outrage from the Taliban, and concern from British veterans.

    “Mr. Harry! The ones you killed were not chess pieces, they were humans; they had families who were waiting for their return,” prominent Taliban member Anas Haqqani wrote Friday on Twitter.

    The Islamic fundamentalist Taliban returned to when Western troops withdrew from Afghanistan in 2021. Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi said Harry's comments “are a microcosm of the trauma experienced by Afghans at the hands of occupation forces who murdered…

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