Fact Check: Houthi rally in Yemen passed off as security check at Kabul airport

An image of a security check is viral on social media. In the picture, a gunman can be seen frisking another gunman. Users claim it is a security check outside Kabul airport.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  24 Aug 2021 6:30 AM GMT
Fact Check: Houthi rally in Yemen passed off as security check at Kabul airport

Hyderabad: An image of a security check is viral on social media. In the picture, a gunman can be seen frisking another gunman. Users claim it is a security check outside Kabul airport.





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Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter performed a keyword search which directed us to a report by Reuters published on August 22, 2021. According to the report, the command of the airport has not yet gone into the hands of the Taliban and for this reason, many countries are evacuating their citizens. For the safe operation of the airport, many western countries including America and Britain have deployed thousands of soldiers at this airport in Kabul.

We took the help of Google reverse image search to check the veracity of the viral claim. We found this picture is on the profile of Twitter user 'yemenfelix1'.

We then found a video bulletin uploaded on the verified YouTube channel of 'CBS Evening News' on June 16, 2015, in which the viral image can be seen at 1.22 minutes.


It is therefore evident that the claim is False. The image of Houthi rebels rallying in Yemen is being shared as a security check outside Afghanistan airport.

Claim Review:Image of security check outside an airport in Afghanistan
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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