Madness. Naked fear that images of British soldiers, who give each other the thumbs up after exporting Talibandits to the virgins, could cause Islamic terrorism back home. That’s what this is all about. The British elites are despicable in their depravity.
Pictures appear to show RAF man posing with dead Taliban fighter (BBC)
Photographs have emerged which appear to show at least one UK serviceman posing with a dead Taliban fighter.
The graphic pictures were taken in the aftermath of an attack by insurgents on Camp Bastion, the main British base in Afghanistan, in 2012.
The images first appeared on website Live Leak. The Ministry of Defence said they came to its attention last month and military police were investigating.
Two RAF Regiment members have already been withdrawn from frontline duties.
Two US marines were killed in the September 2012 attack on Camp Bastion, in Helmand province.
A number of British soldiers were injured and six US Harrier jets were destroyed.
The photographs show some of the damage caused, but two appear to show at least one member of the RAF Regiment giving a thumbs-up sign, kneeling next to the bloodied body of a dead insurgent.
It is not clear whether the two images show the same serviceman.
Defence sources say there is no excuse for such behaviour, which appears to break military rules.
An RAF spokesman said it had a “zero-tolerance policy on the mistreatment of deceased enemy personnel” and this case was being treated “extremely seriously”.
“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,” he added.
The RAF Regiment is the ground fighting force of the Royal Air Force.
AÂ report by MPsÂ published last month said British commanders must “bear a degree of responsibility” for the failure to prevent the 2012 raid on Camp Bastion.
Prince Harry was serving at the camp as a member of the Army Air Corps at the time of the attack.