ISIS video from 2014 falsely linked to recent attack near Kabul airport

On August 26, the US army reported that 60 Afghans and 13 US troops were killed by two suicide bombers and gunmen near Kabul airport after the Taliban’s takeover. As…

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On August 26, the US army reported that 60 Afghans and 13 US troops were killed by two suicide bombers and gunmen near Kabul airport after the Taliban’s takeover. As per BBC, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province carried out the attack.

A four-minute video of armed men carrying out public executions while chasing cars down a road is circulating on WhatsApp. The video is recorded by a person inside the car. As per the claim on WhatsApp, the video shows those going to the Kabul airport being killed. The video has a watermark of Kaotic.com and has been marked ‘Forwarded many times’ by WhatsApp.

[Disclaimer: The video shows violence. Viewer decretion is advised.]

The clip has also been shared on Twitter.

Alt News has received several requests to fact-check the claim on our official mobile application. (iOS and Android)

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FACT-CHECK

Kaotic is a US-based user generated uncensored content website. Alt News noticed that the four-minute viral video has seven segments.

  1. 00:00 to 00:40: First White SUV
  2. 00:40 to 01:19: Yellow sedan
  3. 01:19 to 01:43: Black sedan
  4. 01:43 to 02:12: Man shot multiples times in public
  5. 02:12 to 02:44: Second white SUV
  6. 02:44 to 03:27: White sedan
  7. 03:27 to 04:00: Man gunned down near a fence shot

All the seven segments were uploaded in a 2014 broadcast by the Turkish news website Haberler. As per the report, the brutal executions were carried out by ISIS.

Other media outlets had also reported on the executions. CNN’s broadcast includes the first, second and seventh segments. According to its report, ISIS had released an hour-long footage capturing their brutal executions in Iraq. CNN anchor even pointed out that it appears as if ISIS took productions cues from Hollywood films like Zero Dark Thirty and Hurt Locker.

Additionally, we also found the final segment on the stock images platform Alamy. The website states that an Iraqi soldier dressed in civilian was executed by ISIS fighters in Anbar Province, Iraq. The image is a still from a video released by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant.

Thus, several videos were merged together to manufacture brutal road assassinations. While a local branch of ISIS had planned the attack near Kabul airport, these videos do not show the terror outfit killing people en route the airport.

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