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The BBC is reporting that two RAF Regiment members have already been withdrawn from frontline duties as part of the investigation.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.
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