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Fact Check: Viral Video Of Taliban Dancing To Drake’s ‘In my feelings’

Fact Check: Viral Video Of Taliban Dancing To Drake’s ‘In my feelings’

Amid anxiety and concerns as the Taliban takes over Afghanistan, several videos have been going viral on social media on the happenings in the fear-stricken country.

On one hand, the videos showed thousands of Afghans fleeing the country in desperation.

On the other, some of these videos showed the Taliban fighters in a festive mood, celebrating after seizing Kabul, Afghanistan capital city.

Popular among them is the video of the Taliban with their ammunition dancing to Drake’s ‘In my feelings’

YouTube video

However, a fack check by Nexus News has proved the video to be fake.

Nexus News confirmed that the original video dates back to March 2021.

According to a report by AFP, a similar video was circulated in Netherlands, the Philippines, United States, and Nigeria.

The earliest version of the video was posted on YouTube on March 25, 2021 in a video called “DJ Bannu Dance” where men were seen dancing to an an instrumental song, not Drake’s song.

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Bannu is a district in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

In a similar fack check conducted by AFP and Reuters, the said clip was recorded at a wedding in Pakistan in March 2021.

A reverse image search of a key frame gotten from the footage verified that the same video was shared online several months prior to Taliban’s take over of Afghanistan.

 

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