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Old video of a little girl firing a gun is shared as her support to fight against the Taliban

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A video accompanied by a post is being widely shared on social media claiming that a little girl firing a gun in the video is with the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan to fight against the Taliban. Let us fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of a little girl firing a gun is with the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan to fight against the Taliban.

Fact: The video is old and can be traced back online to at least January 2020. There are no recent credible news reports of little girls firing guns in support of National Resistance Front of Afghanistan against the Taliban. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

When reverse image search is done on the screenshots of the video with relevant keywords, the same video was found posted on YouTube. This YouTube video titled, ‘Small Baloch Girl who firing with machine Gun’ was published on 26 January 2020. The same videos of the little girl firing the machine gun are found on Facebook and Twitter published in January 2020.

We could not verify the exact location of the video, but it is not related to the recent resistance in Afghanistan.

On 06 September 2021, the Taliban claimed victory over the Panjshir valley, a stronghold of the resistance forces. The Taliban declared the complete takeover of Afghanistan and promised to announce a government soon. However, the resistance forces have denied claims by the Taliban that they have completely captured Panjshir. The National Resistance Front (NRF) leader Ahmad Massoud called for a ‘national uprising’ against the Taliban after their claims.

We could not find any news reports of little girls firing guns in support of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan against the Taliban.

To sum it up, an old video of a little girl firing a gun is shared as her support to the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan against the Taliban.

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