An image showing a huge number of people sitting in a cargo plane has gone viral on social media with a claim that 800 Afghanistan citizens were airlifted from Kabul by Indian Air Force (IAF) C17 aircraft after the Taliban took over Afghanistan.
The image is being shared on Facebook with a caption that reads, “IAF C 17 with 800 people airlifted….a record. That’s a trainload almost. The previous highest was 670. This is from Kabul Airport this morning.”
The post has gone viral on Facebook.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be FALSE.
Doing a simple Reverse Image Search directed us to a website called ‘Pacific Air Force’ that carried the viral image on December 17, 2013. Pacific Air Force is a major command of the United States Air Force.
The caption of the image reads, “More than 670 Tacloban residents sit onboard a C-17 Globemaster III before being evacuated to Manila following Super Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines Nov. 17, 2013.”
Below is the comparison of the viral image and the original image.
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Thus, it is evident that an old image from the Philippines is being shared as 800 Afghanistan citizens are being airlifted in IAF C-17 aircraft.
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