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The Image Of Iranian Trucks Carrying Weapons Is Not Recent

Ahmed Sabry Ahmed Sabry
6th April 2024
The Image Of Iranian Trucks Carrying Weapons Is Not Recent
The image is from The National Army Day festivities in Tehran in 2019 (X)

The Claim

The Image Of Iranian Trucks Carrying Weapons recently.

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Recently, social media users circulated an image claiming to show trucks from Iran entering Syria through the Iraq border, transporting a range of weaponry in response to the attack by Israel on Iran's consulate in Syria.

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Misbarโ€™s Analysis

Misbar investigated the circulating image and found the claim to be misleading. 

The Image Is From The National Army Day Festivities Held In Tehran In 2019

Misbar's team found that the picture, captured in April 2019, depicts Iranian military vehicles transporting missiles as they participate in the Army Day festivities held in Tehran, the capital city.

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As reported by Radio Farda, Iran commemorated its army day on April 18 with an extensive demonstration featuring troops, missiles, submarines, armored vehicles, and the Russian-supplied S-300 air defense system. President Hassan Rouhani led the parade, accompanied by high-ranking military officials.

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Iranian Military Commanders Killed In Airstrike On Consulate Building In Damascus

According to Iranian officials and state-affiliated media, top Iranian military commanders were among the seven Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) officials killed in an airstrike targeting the countryโ€™s consulate building in Damascus, Syria. Iran attributed the attack to Israel. Iranโ€™s Foreign Ministry confirmed the death of senior IRGC commander Mohammed Reza Zahedi in the assault. 

Additionally, Haji Rahimi, another high-ranking commander, was identified as among those killed in the attack, as stated by the IRGC in a statement later conveyed by state news agency IRNA on Monday. 

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir abdollahian condemned the attack as a violation of international obligations and conventions in a telephone conversation with his Syrian counterpart Faisal Mekdad.

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