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Video of Taliban fighters dancing with guns after taking control over Afghans

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News Claim: A video of a group of men dancing with their weapons has been widely shared on social media, the post claims that they are Taliban fighters celebrating after capturing Afghanistan’s capital in August 2021.

Viral message on WhatsApp today & other Social Media claims:

Taliban militants' DJ dance while Afghan people were rushing to save their lives after the capture of Kabul," reads a Bengali-language Facebook post from August 17.

কাবুল দখলের পর আফগান জনগণ যখন জীবন বাঁচানোর জন্য দিগবিদিক পালাচ্ছে তখন তালেবান জঙ্গিদের উন্মুক্ত ডিজে ড্যান্স। 

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An open DJ dance by Taliban militants as Afghans flee for their lives after the capture of Kabul.

Taliban militants' DJ dance while Afghan people were rushing to save their lives after the capture of Kabul

 Taliban's celebration after conquering the city of Maidan, 30 km from Kabul, Afghanistan

News Verification: As the Taliban’s took over Afghanistan, several videos emerged from the country, now a few videos showing the Taliban fighters dancing with guns, however, this is not true and is actually an old image. We found an old image uploaded on youtube dated back to Mar 25, 2021, Titled “DJ Bannu Dance”. The video was filmed at a wedding party and uploaded in the same reference on youtube.

News verdict: False


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