A Facebook post appeared on Sept 30 sharing three images with a claim that the Ethiopian Air Force destroyed TPLF’s military base in the town of Shire.
The post was viral on Facebook and was shared close to one hundred times.
However, HaqCheck cross-checked the images and found out that the images are old and don’t prove the claim.
Fighting between the Ethiopian government and TPLF forces resumed after a cessation of hostilities which was declared on Mar 24, 2022.
On Aug 16, 2022, the TPLF said that the federal government already violated the cessation of hostilities jointly declared at the end of March. The TPLF claimed that the armed forces of the federal government attacked its forces with artillery and tanks.
The TPLF forces stated on Aug 24, 2022, that the federal government had launched attacks against its armed forces in the southern Tigray areas. It further announced that the primary intention of the attacks by the federal government was to launch integrated attacks on the western front.
The TPLF forces claimed that the Eritrean and Ethiopian governments conducted aerial strikes in Mekelle, Wukro, Adigrat, Adi Daero, and Shire. The TPLF said that the air strike in Adi Daero was made by Eritrea. However, the Ethiopian government stated that it conducted air attacks on TPLF facilities in Adi Daero.
Against this backdrop, a post emerged on Facebook sharing three images with a claim that the Ethiopian Air Force destroyed TPLF’s military base in Shire town.
However, the images don’t support the claim.
The first image was published on a news site on Apr 4, 2022, allegedly showing a smashed Russian tank during the recent Ukraine-Russia war.
The second image was posted on the Internet on Apr 4, 2022, allegedly showing destroyed Russian military equipment.
The third image was published on Apr 13, 2022, along with a news article that Ukrainian armed forces destroyed Russian military equipment.
Therefore, HaqCheck rated the post False due to its usage of inaccurate images.