Afghan families call for Prince Harry to be put on trial after his admission of killing 25 people
In his book of memoirs, titled Spare, Harry, the duke of Sussex, revealed that he killed 25 people as an Apache helicopter pilot in Afghanistan. He said that he did not think of them as "people," but instead as "chess pieces" that had been taken off the board.
Harry – who served in Afghanistan first as a forward air controller in air raids from 2007-2008, then flying the attack helicopter between 2012-2013 – carried out his military duty at the British base Camp Bastion in the Helmand province of the country.
Hamdullah Alizai, 45, a resident of the Sangin district, said that in August 2008, the British Air Force carried out attacks on their settlements, killing 27 people including his father and 15-year-old brother.
Mohammed Alizai, 38, another resident, said he lost his then-23-year-old newly engaged brother in the attacks.
He recalled that they had to bury some bodies in different villages for fear of bombardment.
Habibul Rahman Noorzai, 38, whose father, uncle and 20-year-old brother were killed in the attacks, said: “British and foreign soldiers committed many atrocities here. We want them to be brought to justice.”