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Yes, the Trump administration in 2020 agreed to the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners
Yes, the Taliban denied women education the last time they ruled Afghanistan
The Taliban previously banned girls’ schools as part of a set of restrictive policies on women during their last reign of Afghanistan.
These are some of the most popular images or videos VERIFY fact-checked this year
There was a lot of misinformation and some surprising truths in 2021. Here are some of the most popular image and video fact-checks from the VERIFY team.
No, President Biden was not against the war in Afghanistan from the very beginning
In a recent interview, the president talked about Afghanistan and said he was against the war “from the very beginning.” That’s false.
Yes, ISIS-K has been carrying out attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan for years
ISIS-K carried out the Kabul airport attack that killed 13 U.S. service members. The group was officially formed in 2015 and is an affiliate of the ISIS core.
ISIS-K has been carrying out attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan for years
ISIS-K was formed in 2014. In 2015, the group pledged allegiance to ISIS and became a formal wing of the terrorist group.
Yes, there is a vetting process for Afghan refugees coming into the US
Before Afghan refugees come into the U.S., they have to be screened by several government agencies.
Fact-checking more viral footage as evacuations continue from Afghanistan
The VERIFY team is still monitoring viral videos or images coming out of Afghanistan. Here is the latest.
No, the US did not leave military service dogs in cages at Kabul airport like viral posts claim
Viral posts claim the U.S. government left military service dogs in cages at the Kabul airport but multiple government agencies confirm those reports are false.
Yes, President Biden attended the dignified transfer of 13 US troops killed in Afghanistan
Photos and video show President Joe Biden attended the dignified transfer of the fallen service members’ remains at Dover Air Force Base on Aug. 29.
No, this graphic does not show the 13 service members killed in Afghanistan. It’s actually from 2017
A viral photo collage claiming to show the service members killed during the attack in Kabul shows service members killed in a military plane crash in Mississippi.
No, these images and video do not show the explosions near Kabul’s airport
The VERIFY team is monitoring viral videos or images claiming to be from the Aug. 26 “complex attack” near Kabul’s airport.
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