The Philippine Air Force bombed suspected camps of the Maute-ISIS group as the military launched a brigade-size operation in Maguing, Lanao del Sur on March 1, 2022.
In the above context, an image of a has gone viral on social media with a claim that it shows bomb attack by the Philippines military on an Islamic outfit.
The image is being shared with a caption that reads, “BREAKING NEWS : Air strike ginbuhian it militar kontra sa ginadudahan nga ISIS-inspired nga teroristang grupo sa Maguing, Lanao Del Sur.” (English translation, “BREAKING NEWS : Air strike launched by military against suspected ISIS-inspired terrorist group in Maguing, Lanao Del Sur.”)
The link to the post can be seen here.
NewsMobile did a fact-check and found the claim to be misleading.
Hindustan Times had also uploaded the photo on June 12, 2017, with a caption that read, “In this June 9 photo, black smoke from continuing military airstrikes rises above a mosque in Marawi city, southern Philippines.(AP Photo)”
Hence, we can ascertain that the viral image shows an old photo of a military airstrike done in Marawi, Philippines and not of the recent airstrike in Maguing.
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