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US News Attention, this video taken in Haiti does not show the arrest of "French terrorists in Mali"

21:15  14 january  2022
21:15  14 january  2022 Source:   observers.france24.com

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Une vidéo prétend dévoiler une arrestation de © Observers A video claims to reveal an arrest of "French terrorists" in Mali by the private group Wagner. But the video is out of context.

A short video circulating since January 12th on Facebook and Twitter asserts to show the arrest of "French terrorists" in Mali, some accounts sometimes attributing to the Russian Wagner group. The video actually shows the presentation to the press of suspects after the assassination of the Haitian President Jovenel Moses in July 2021.

Flag of Mali added on the screen, the sequence of a dozen seconds watch nine handcuffed man and ducts in One room by men in military uniforms and cottages. Some legends associated with these videos affirm "French terrorists arrested in Mali congratulations. Wagner is not a member's comrade "referring to the current deployment of the Russian private security group in Mali.

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How to find the origin of this video

as explains the Central African check media Oubangui Check , a search via the Verification Tool Invid Weverify ( see here how to use ) and the use of the engine Yandex search allows you to find trace of the video in July 2021 on Russian-speaking YouTube accounts, under the title: "The President of Haiti Assassiné was not the target of criminals, they declared during the interrogation".

Complementary research starting from this new video and this information makes it possible to find a more complete report of Euronews documenting the arrest of these men. It shows exactly the same people as in the first video, including a man wearing a "Army" t-shirt.

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These men had been presented at the press on July 8, 2021 in Port-au-Prince, and the police had clarified to arrest at least 21 people , including 18 Colombians, suspected of being involved in the assassination of the Haitian President Jovenel Moses, occurred on July 7th.

Conclusion

This video exists on 9 July 2021 on social networks and shows the presentation to the press of suspects in the assassination of President Joovel Moses in Haiti, and therefore in no way an arrest of "French terrorists" in Mali.

Publications claiming to show the arrest of "French terrorists" who would work with Jihadist groups in Mali are frequent, and usually rely on images out of context as explained to our writing Photographer King Massassy, ​​whose Photo was diverted to disseminate false information.

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