A Twitter account with more than 36 thousand followers shared a post on Oct 25, 2022, captioned “The TPLF negotiating team remains in a hospital in South Africa. As for Mekelle airport, it is under the control of ENDF.”
By the time this article is published the post had been retweeted more than 470 times and had more than a thousand reactions.
However, HaqCheck inspected the image and rendered it False.
There are different claims that the federal forces are advancing toward Tigray’s capital city Mekelle and are about to control the Alula Aba Nega Airport in Mekelle.
On Oct 25, 2022, The FDRE defense forces announced that because of the action taken on the forces of the rebels, militants of TPLF are surrendering and dispersing at all fronts.
In an effort to verify the image-backed claim, HaqCheck found the picture on a Twitter account with more than 38 thousand followers. it was shared with other images on June 24, 2022, captioned “The civil aviation, Ethiopian Airlines – supporting mass murder, mass rape, ethnic cleansing, destruction & forced starvation. Fully involved in the Tigray Genocide transporting troops, weapons & logistics.”
Even though there are several claims that the Federal forces are about to control the capital city of Tigray Mekelle, the image used by the Twitter account is found to be wrong.
Hence, HaqCheck inspected the post and rendered it False.