Hyderabad: An image showing a soldier holding a baby is viral on social media. Users claim that it is the image of a US soldier who rescued a baby in Afghanistan.
"US soldier rescuing a baby in Afghanistan. Picture of the day," reads the message on Facebook
The link to the post can be viewed here.
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The claim is misleading.
NewsMeter found that multiple users have commented on the post. They said the picture shows a British soldier and not an American soldier.
With that clue, we did a Reverse Image Search and found a report on The Guardian newspaper website headlined, 'Afghans face catastrophe without urgent aid, UN warns'. . It carried the same image.
The caption of the image read, "A British soldier with a baby at Kabul airport. Photograph: Sky News".
The picture was attributed to Sky News. We found the same picture on the Sky News website as well. "Afghanistan: Picture of British troops and the Taliban at Kabul airport", the headline of the report read.
As per reports, the picture was part of a sequence filmed by Sky News cameraperson Toby Nash at Kabul airport.
Hence, the soldier holding a baby is not American, but British.