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On Jan 3, 2020, the US killed a top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani and Iran retaliated with missile strikes on US bases in Iraq.

This was followed by a surge in misinformation, disinformation, #FakeNews

AFP #FactCheck debunked plenty of them. Below is a thread:
Claim: Aerial footage of a US drone strike killing a top Iranian military commander General Qassem Soleimani

Reality: Footage is actually from a military simulation video game

factcheck.afp.com/footage-has-be…
Claim: Video of Iran firing rockets at a US base in Iraq.

Reality: The claim is false; the clip is from a military-themed video game called ARMA 3. #FactCheck #FakeNews #IranAttacks

factcheck.afp.com/clip-video-gam…
Claim: Photo of a downed US helicopter after it was shot down over the Iraqi-Syrian border in January 2020

Reality: 2003 photo from US Army helicopter crash. #FactCheck #FakeNews
factcheck.afp.com/photo-has-circ…
Claim: Viral videos shared on social networks as well as in certain media on the night of January 7-8, 2020 claim to show Iranian strikes launched at night against US bases in Iraq.

Reality: The images are from at least 2018. #FactCheck #FakeNews factcheck.afp.com/iranian-strike…
Claim: Image of artillery fired by military vehicles showing Iran's attack on US military bases in Iraq.

Reality: Associated Press photo that was taken in 2000 of a Russian military campaign in Chechnya. #FactCheck #FakeNews factcheck.afp.com/associated-pre…
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