The Hush Post| 2:49 pm|one-minute-read|
A video has gone viral on social media which claims that it shows the attack that killed the Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.
Meena Das Narayan, who is followed by PM Narendra Modi, tweeted the video with the caption “Amazing video of Sulaimani’s end.”
However, according to some fact check news websites, a reverse image search of a keyframe from the video led us to multiple sites that said “AC 130 Gunship Simulator”.
So basically, it is not the video of Soleimani’s killing.
Amazing video of Sulaimani’s end pic.twitter.com/3aOdiUCy8l
— Meena Das Narayan (@MeenaDasNarayan) January 6, 2020
— Mohammed Zubair (@zoo_bear) January 8, 2020
The video was also played by ABP News during a broadcast on US attack on Iran.
“Since the last few days, a video is massively viral on social media. It is being said that the video is of the American airstrike.”
The channel then goes on to describe the visuals – “six vehicles targetted with air missiles, some try to escape but are caught in the fire” – but adds at the end, “ABP News does not vouch for the authenticity of the video which is the only base for the claim.”
This was a part of the channel’s 10:00 am broadcast on January 8.