This image was doctored and does not show modern Ethiopian ballistic missile system

Updated on 30/07/2021 at 12:58

An image of a modern ballistic weapons vehicle and a fighter jet has been shared on Facebook in Ethiopia alongside a claim that it shows weapons recently acquired from Iran and stationed in front of the military base in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. This is false: an Iranian official confirmed with AFP Fact Check that the Ethiopian army has not purchased any weapons from Iran. Furthermore, the image is a composite of two separate photos, both unrelated to Ethiopia.