Old photos from the Philippines shared in false posts about Afghans being evacuated from Kabul



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Two footage were shared masses of instances along claims they display Afghan nationals being evacuated by way of america air power after the Taliban seized energy in August 2021. The claims are false: the footage have each circulated on-line since November 2013 in experiences about folks being rescued from the Philippines after Hurricane Haiyan.

The primary picture was once shared in this Twitter submit on August 16, 2021.

“The closing airplane to evacuate the U.S. army,” reads the simplified Chinese language-language caption. 

“It’s stated that those that may face retaliation from the Taliban had been all taken away.”

Screenshot taken on August 20, 2021, of the deceptive Twitter submit

On August 15, the Taliban entered Kabul and took over the presidential palace, sealing a national army victory in simply 10 days. After fleeing the rustic, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani stated the Taliban had gained, as AFP reported here.

On August 17, america army said it had evacuated with regards to 800 folks from Kabul, amongst them 165 American citizens, on seven flights.

The picture was once additionally shared in equivalent Spanish language posts, together with here,  here and here.

The declare is fake.

Hurricane evacuation

A opposite symbol seek on Google discovered the picture was once revealed on this weblog on November 20, 2013.

The thing states the picture corresponds to an evacuation within the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan.

The textual content reads: “675 passengers had been transported out of Tacloban Town, Leyte on Manila the day prior to this on board USAF C-17.”

A key phrase seek discovered this November 18, 2013 Fb submit by way of the Philippines Other people’s Tv Community (PTV), a state broadcaster, with credit score to america Air Drive.

Hurricane Haiyan struck the Philippines in November 2013, killing a minimum of 7,350 folks, AFP reported here.

Every other picture of an evacuation from the Philippines after the similar hurricane lately recirculated in false posts about Afghanistan in Chinese, Portuguese , French and English.

A screenshot of the deceptive Twitter submit. ( AFP / )

It was once initially revealed here in an US Air Drive article.

It states it presentations folks being rescued from the Philippines by way of america Air Drive following Hurricane Haiyan.

A screenshot of the picture revealed on america Air Drive web site. ( AFP / )

The similar footage had been in the past debunked by way of AFP in Spanish language here.