Fact Check! These Videos Going Viral As IAF Air Strike on JeM Terror Camps Across LoC in Balakot Are Fake
Videos going viral as IAF Air Strike on JeM Terror Camps (Photo Credits: File Photo)

After Indian Air Force carried out pre-emptive air strikes to counter terrorism across the LoC (Line of Control) Balakot on intervening night of 25 and 26 February to destroy terror camps of Masood Azhar's Jaish-e-Mohammed. With no official video of the attack, several clips are doing round on the internet. Various version of the video is going viral after the news of air strikes was reported.

In one of the videos uploaded by a Twitter user, a compartment can be seen getting destroyed by two missiles launched by an unseen fighter jet. The footage further shows the fighter jet targeting people with bullets. Surgical Strike 2: Indian Air Force Strikes JeM Camps in Pakistan Days After Pulwama Attack, Pak Officials Cry Intrusion.

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In another video which went viral after the Indian Air Force air strikes across the LOC, a fighter jet can be seen launching multiple missiles in the sky amidst complete darkness. Many of Twitterati, shared it as actual footage of the airstrikes by Mirage 2000s across the LoC. JeM Terror Camps Destroyed by IAF in Strikes Across LoC Balakot: Photos.

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LatestLY Fact Check:

The first video which is going viral on the Internet is Fake as it was first uploaded by a Youtube user Muhammad Zohaib on 23 September 2016.

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The second video which is doing rounds on the Internet is also fake as it is a clip extracted from a video game "Arma 2." The similar video was uploaded on Youtube titled ‘Really Short Engagement (ft. Taliban) - Apache Gunner FLIR Cam #6.’ 'Surgical Strikes 2': IAF Strikes On JeM Camps Across LoC – Who Said What?

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LatestLY Fact Check found that the several videos, claiming to be actual footage of the airstrikes, are misleading as the official clip was not posted by Indian Air Force.

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Fact Check! These Videos Going Viral As IAF Air Strike on JeM Terror Camps Across LoC in Balakot Are Fake
Claim :

Several clips doing round on the internet claiming to be actual footage of IAF Air Strikes Across LoC.

Conclusion :

Videos, claiming to be actual footage of the airstrikes, are misleading as the official clip was not posted by Indian Air Force.

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