Prince Harry ‘blew Taliban to bits’
PRINCE Harry's role in an Afghanistan rescue mission where he "blew the enemy to pieces" has been revealed.
The Apache helicopter co-pilot saved US soldiers who were ambushed in 2012.
He is said to have attacked the Taliban with bullets so the Americans could escape and airlift injured troops to safety, The Sun reports.
John Zanetis, 73, from Indiana, whose son Christopher "Tripp" Zanetis was one of those saved, said: "Prince Harry came in with his protection squadron and blew the enemy to pieces."
Mum Sarah, 63, said: "They provided enough cover for Tripp to get his men loaded on the helicopter. I believe there were Taliban members killed."
Harry, stationed at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province told the US soldiers afterwards: "See you at New Year's."
They are said to have had dinner, with Tripp and Harry having their picture taken.
Tripp, 37, was among seven killed on Thursday when their military helicopter struck a power line and crashed along the Iraqi border with Syria.
Sarah said: "He was a remarkable man.
"He never talked a lot about incidents he had but he did talk about the one with Prince Harry."
Harry, 33 - known as Captain Harry Wales in the Army - served two tours of Afghanistan from 2007 to 2008 and 2012 to 2013.
He has previously revealed he killed Taliban fighters during his second stint.
Harry said: "Take a life to save a life.
"The squadron's been out here.
"Everyone's fired a certain amount."