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Asadullah Jafari “Pezhman”
is a Translator, Columnist, and a Former Member of the Afghan National Army. He Mostly Writing and Translating on Afghanistan and the Middle East Issues.

In this file photo from December 12, 2012, Britain’s Prince Harry wears his monocle gun sight as he sits in the front seat of his cockpit at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/John Stillwell, File)

The Book Called “Spare” by Prince Harry

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, a member of the British royal family, described the killing of 25 Taliban fighters in Afghanistan as “Removing Chess Pieces from the Board” in the book of his new memoirs called “SPARE,” which is to be published on January 10 this week. Mr. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, is the youngest son of Charles III, King of Great Britain, and Diana, Princess of Wales and grandson of Queen Elizabeth II. This member of the British royal family is referred to as “Prince Harry” in the book of his new memoirs called “Spare or Reserve” which will be officially published this week. However, some Western media have already obtained a copy of it. In the book’s content, exciting events and narratives are mentioned, some of which have received the attention of the media and public opinion these days. The “SPARE” book can be found at this link:

The Cocaine Using 

Even though Penguin Publishing made many efforts to keep the details and contents of the book secret until its publication. A copy of this book has reached some news agencies and newspapers of the world, such as “Guardian, Sky News, the Sun and Daily Mail,” which reveals new details about the relationship between the resigned Prince and his family. And also his military mission in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. In this book, which was written by Mr. Harry and is about to be published, it is mentioned that Prince Harry used cocaine when he was 17. Sky News quoted Harry as saying: “I was a 17-year-old teenager at the time who wanted to try anything that was pre-determined. At least that’s what I was trying to convince myself with.”

Harry’s Second Military Mission Trip to Afghanistan in 2012 

Apart from this, Prince Harry also shared other words about the dimensions of his relationship with other members of the British royal family, including his brother. The official publication of this book will lead to many controversies and troubles. But an important part of what Prince Harry mentioned about killing some Taliban fighters during his military service in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, has received more attention, criticism, support, and reactions from officials and the media. In his book, this British military officer wrote that “he killed 25 enemy fighters, that is, Taliban fighters, during his presence in the Afghanistan war.

In his new book, Harry revealed that during his second tour of Afghanistan in 2012, while serving in the British Army, he conducted six military operational missions in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province. This young officer has claimed that during combat operations as an Apache helicopter pilot in the army stationed in Afghanistan, he killed 25 Taliban fighters during the war. Therefore, Harry wrote that in 2012, he shot dead Taliban militants with Apache helicopters in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, and the helicopter’s CCTV camera also recorded these killings.

As The Chess Pieces 

When he returned to the military base at Camp Bastion in central Helmand province, he watched footage of his murders from a surveillance camera mounted on the nose of an assault rifle in a helicopter. Harry said this technology would help them determine exactly how many enemy fighters each person has killed. In this book, he adds, “25 people was not a number that I was proud of or ashamed of.” So, Harry said, when I was immersed in the heat and confusion of war, I didn’t think of those 25 people “As Human Beings”; they were like chess pieces removed from the board; the bad guys were eliminated before they could kill the good guys. Prince Harry was a member of the British forces stationed in Afghanistan, helping with the international coalition to fight the Taliban after they were overthrown in 2001.

Bastion Camp in the Suburbs of Lashkargah

The Bastion Camp was an airbase of the British Army in southern Afghanistan, located northwest of Lashkargah city in Helmand province, Afghanistan. This base is located in a remote desert area, far from the population and commercial centers in the suburbs of Lashkargah city, the capital of Helmand province. The British Army built this camp in 2005 and 2006, and on October 27, 2014, the British Army handed over the management of this base to the Afghan National Army. Bastion Camp is considered one of the largest operational military bases in southern Afghanistan, which was the most prominent British military base outside that country during the Afghanistan War. When the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in 2021. Now, this strategic base is under the control of the Taliban.

The Reaction of Khalid Zadran the Spokesman of the Taliban Police Command

Nevertheless, Harry’s confessions have angered the extremist Talibangroup, who have now come to power in Afghanistan and reacted sharply in this case. “Prince Harry will always be remembered in Helmand Province; Afghans will never forget the killing of their innocent countrymen,” said Khalid Zadran, the Taliban spokesman. Zadran added that the perpetrators of such crimes will one day be introduced to the international court, and criminals like Harry, who proudly confess their crimes, will be tried in front of the international community. The Taliban spokesman was furious with Harry for describing Taliban fighters as chess pieces. Zadran said Harry’s description of the case is cruel and brutal. Meanwhile, the British Ministry of Defense has refused to comment on Harry’s claim that he killed 25 Taliban militants in Afghanistan.

So, previously various media had reported on the war crimes of the British Special Air Services (SAS) during the Afghanistan war when they killed prisoners and unarmed men many times. Confession was the killing of 64 children in the Afghan battles by the British army, which according to research sources, can be considered up to 135.

From the First Love Affair in the UK to the Military Mission in Helmand Province

38-year-old Prince Harry also admits to his first sexual relationship with a woman older than himself in this controversial book. Meanwhile, Mr. Harry has made other claims in his book, including a physical altercation with his brother William and his first sexual relationship at 17 with a much older woman than himself. Harry Duke of Sussex, 38, explained how he first had a romantic relationship with his first unknown mistress.

In 2001, Harry was a student at Eton University in Windsor when he was visited by one of the royal family’s bodyguards named Marco. At first, Prince Harry thought Marco has approached him about pursuing that romance relation, but the guard tells the Prince that he has been sent to find out the truth. Harry was worried that someone had seen the sexual relationship that had taken place in a public place. He eventually learns that Marco has visited him at the behest of the then-reigning King Charles regarding evidence of Harry’s drug use, all of which he dismisses as false rumors.

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