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Loreben Tuquero
By Loreben Tuquero April 15, 2024

Video does not show Iran’s April 13 attack on Israel

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A social media post sharing a video of rockets firing in quick succession said it showed Iran’s April 13 attack on Israel. But it doesn’t.

"Iranian media shows rockets Fired at Israel," read text in an April 14 Instagram video

(Screenshot from Instagram)

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Reverse-image search results showed that the video has been online since at least 2016. We found the same footage dated June 14, 2016, on a Russian website (time stamp: 0:31), with a caption that Google translated to: "News today ATO DPR Donbass Grad Armed Forces of Ukraine Shelling."

We also saw the clip in a YouTube video uploaded Feb. 21, 2017, titled, "Night volley of Russian MLRS ‘Grad’. Fire!!!" Grad is a multiple launch rocket system, also called MLRS.

This video does not show Iran’s April 13 attack on Israel. We rate that claim False.

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