Iran state TV airs footage of fires in Chile claiming it shows destruction in “Israel”

MENA

Published: 2024-04-14 17:48

Last Updated: 2024-05-25 02:57


Screencap of fire in Chile from February 2024 that Iranian State TV claimed was aftermath of strike on “Israel”. (Courtesy: “The Times of Israel”)
Screencap of fire in Chile from February 2024 that Iranian State TV claimed was aftermath of  strike on “Israel”. (Courtesy: “The Times of Israel”)

Iranian state TV aired footage of what it claimed to be the aftermath of the country’s drone and missile strike against “Israel”. However, the BBC Monitoring team clarified that the footage is actually from a forest fire in Chile.

The BBC’s team posted screencaps of Iranian state TV footage -which it claimed was minutes ago in “Israel”- and the old footage of the fire in Chile, which date back to February 2024.


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Iran fired hundreds of drones and missiles on “Israel” Saturday night, in a retaliatory strike for an earlier airstrike by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) that targeted the Iranian consular annex in Damascus, Syria which left seven Iranian revolutionary guards dead, including senior general Mohammad Reza Zahedi, a commander in the Quds Force in Syria and Lebanon.

IOF Spokesperson Daniel Hagari disclosed in a press briefing Sunday the outcomes of the Iranian assault on “Israel” - saying that 99 percent of the Iranian attacks were successfully intercepted.

He further noted that a minor portion of ballistic missiles breached the “Israeli” airspace.

Hagari highlighted that Iran's attempt to dismantle the military base in the Negev was unsuccessful, emphasizing that the missiles launched from Iraq did not breach the territory's airspace.

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