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Conflict

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Claim: A compilation of images and videos shows the destruction wreaked by Iran’s April 2024 attack on Israel. Fact: None of the images or videos show Iran’s attack against Israel. Almost all are from the Russia-Ukraine war. On 15 April 2024, Soch Fact Check received a video on WhatsApp, the thumbnail of which depicts damage […]

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Claim: A photograph shows an explosion in Tehran allegedly by Israel after Iran began its retaliatory drone attacks on 14 April. Fact: The photograph is from 2021, and shows an explosion at an oil refinery in Tehran in June 2021. On 14 April, X (formerly Twitter) user @Huberton posted a photo incorrectly claiming that it […]

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Claim: A video shows a building on fire as a result of Iran’s April 2024 airstrikes on Israel. Fact: The video is unrelated to the recent Iran and Israel escalation. It actually shows a 14-storey apartment building that caught fire in the Spanish city of Valencia on 24 February 2024. On 17 April 2024, Soch […]

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Claim: A video shows Israel’s Iron Dome repelling rockets fired by Iran-backed Hezbollah. The video was posted on 14 April, soon after Iran began its retaliatory attack on Israel. Fact: The video is at least six months old and does not depict Israel intercepting the recent drone and missile attacks by Iran, in this case […]

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Claim: A video shows Israeli citizens panicking and fleeing in Tel Aviv after Iran’s recent attack. Fact: The claim is false as the video does not show Tel Aviv or the Israeli public. It shows hordes of fans of the singer and songwriter Louis Tomlinson crowding the area outside the Four Seasons Hotel in Argentina […]

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Claim: Thermal imagery shows a Pakistani military helicopter killing four Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) insurgents after they attacked the second largest airbase PNS Siddique in Turbat on 25 March 2024. Fact: The video is not recent. The imagery is at least 13 years old and does not show the military operation that killed five insurgents. […]

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Claim: A video shows a Pakistan Army post captured by Afghan forces in recent border clashes between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Fact: The claim is false as the video is old and was shared on social media in the past too. Previously, it was linked to the September 2023 attacks in Chitral, while some reports date […]

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Claim: An image on social media shows a mushroom-shaped smoke rising from the New Kabul Bank suicide blast in Kandahar on 21 March 2024. Fact: The picture is misleading. It shows the smoke cloud rising from a May 2018 blast in Kandahar when Afghan security forces accidentally detonated explosives while trying to defuse them. On […]

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