“This is why the Iranian missiles didn’t damage the US base in Iraq . It’s the US anti missile batteries. Incredible to watch,” is a viral claim accompanying a video.
This is why the Iranian missiles didn’t damage the US base in Iraq . It’s the US anti missile batteries. Incredible to watch ….Via WA pic.twitter.com/nKJvz94Jtr
— JP 🇮🇳 (@JPulasaria) January 16, 2020
Several individuals shared the video with the same claim on Facebook.
A similar claim has also been used to circulate the video on Facebook and Whatsapp. It reads, “Iran fired 12 missiles at an American base in Iraq…old story. News report that – Iranian missiles missed. What is not talked about is the US automatic missile defense system that took almost all of them down. It’s a battery of 50 caliber guns that fires 3000 rounds per minute at the incoming missile(s). Here is a video of what happened.”
Alt News has received multiple requests on its official mobile application to fact-check the video.
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Alt News used InVID to break the viral video into key-frames and perform a reverse-search of one of the frames on Google. We came across a video on YouTube uploaded on Jun 24, 2019 with the description “無人航空機 夜間射撃 フリゲート 搭載 ファランクス 撃墜 シウス ドローン CIWS Phalanx Drone UAV Frigate Night ARMA3 アーマ3 チャンネル登録をお願いします♪♪♪”
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