Fact Check-Posts recycle days-old nighttime footage of Kabul airport

Days-old footage showing people trying to enter Kabul’s airport at night has been miscaptioned by users on social media, who shared the content to show the aftermath of explosions near the airport on Aug. 26.

Posts referring to the miscaptioned footage as recent can be seen here , here) and ( here , here ).

The same clip was tweeted by CBS correspondent Christina Ruffini on Aug. 18 ( here ) and shows “Americans trying to access the airport” through the north gate of Kabul’s airport.

It was also posted by CBS News on Twitter ( here ).

On Aug. 26, 2021 suspected suicide bombers struck the crowded gates of Kabul airport with at least two explosions, causing a bloodbath among desperate civilians hoping to flee and casting the final days of the Western airlift of its allies into chaos. ( here )


Miscaptioned. This nighttime video does not show people trying to enter Kabul’s airport after explosions on August 26.

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