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No plan to pull Prince Harry from Afghanistan after attack on his base

Posted by satyrikon στο Σεπτεμβρίου 15, 2012

Originally posted on National Post | News:

KABUL and LONDON — Britain says it doesn’t plan to cut short Prince Harry’s deployment to Afghanistan, despite the Taliban attack on the base where he is stationed.

The Taliban claimed responsibility Saturday for the attack on the sprawling British base that killed two U.S. Marines and wounded several other troops, saying it was to avenge an anti-Islamic film that insulted the Prophet Muhammad and also because Prince Harry is serving there.

Britain’s defence ministry said the prince’s deployment was carefully planned and the threat to all British troops “is continually assessed and all measures taken to mitigate it.”

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Harry’s status as third in line to the throne has complicated his military career. A deployment to Iraq was announced, then abandoned, in 2007.

His tour to Afghanistan in 2007-2008 was cut short after 10 weeks when a media blackout was breached.

Qari Yousef Ahmadi, a spokesman for the…

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