The British army has launched a probe into a film circulating on the social media showing soldiers practicing a shooting session with image of the opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn as their target.
An army spokesman said on Wednesday that the investigation had been launched after the army became aware of the footage which showed soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment, stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan, using an image of Corbyn for target practice on a firing range.
“This behavior is totally unacceptable and falls well below the high standards the army expects, a full investigation has been launched,” said the official.
Corbyn, a Labour member for nearly 50 years, has a high chance of becoming next UK prime minister given an ongoing political standoff over the ruling Conservative Party’s way of handling the country’s withdrawal from the European Union.
The veteran politician has repeatedly been targeted in the UK for his…