AFRICA

Old Islamic State group video falsely circulated as showing killing of Christians in Afghanistan

Published on 17/09/2021 at 12:24

A graphic video showing the execution of a group of men has been shared thousands of times on Facebook alongside claims that it depicts the slaughter of Christians in Afghanistan after the Taliban’s takeover in August 2021. This is false; the footage is from a 2014 Islamic State (IS) propaganda video showing the massacre of Iraqi soldiers and Shia Muslims.