British soldiers use dead Afghan as trophy photo prop


British soldier's thumbs-up sign near dead body

From the Huffington Post UK, about Afghanistan:

British Serviceman Pictured Appearing To Give ‘Thumbs-Up’ Over Dead Taliban Fighter (PICTURES)

09/05/2014 19:59 BST

Pictures purportedly showing a British serviceman posing with a dead Taliban fighter have emerged via the website Live Leak. The images were taken in the aftermath of an attack on Camp Bastion in September 2012, according to the site, and have led to an investigation by the Ministry of Defence. …

The BBC is reporting that two RAF Regiment members have already been withdrawn from frontline duties as part of the investigation. Two images show a British serviceman kneeling over a corpse, giving a ‘thumbs up’ sign.

In a statement, an RAF spokesman reiterated their “zero-tolerance policy on the mistreatment of deceased enemy personnel”, adding: “We can confirm that the incident is currently subject to an ongoing RAF Police investigation and therefore, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”

Prince Harry was serving at the base as a member of the Army Air Corps during the time of the attack.

See also here. And here.

British armed forces suffer record levels of alcohol abuse: here.

THE UK government should set up an inquiry into ‘lessons learned’ after troops withdraw from Afghanistan at the end of this year, the MPs House of Commons Defence Committee has recommended: here.

The U.S. military was no match for Afghanistan’s corruption. The Pentagon wasn’t just defeated by the country’s graft – the Pentagon made it worse: here.

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5 thoughts on “British soldiers use dead Afghan as trophy photo prop

  1. Pingback: US soldiers used Afghan civilians’ corpses as trophies | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. FORCES: Britain closed its last remaining forward base to be used by UK troops in Afghanistan yesterday.

    The shutdown of Observation Post Sterga means that the only troops still in Helmand are at Camp Bastion, which is due to close at the end of the year, and at locations in Kandahar and Kabul.

    At its peak the base was home to 180 people although by its closure this had reduced to about 90 personnel.

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-b4b1-News-in-Brief-120514#.U3B1zCh9l34

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