By: Varun Kumar
August 27 2021
A 2015 video from Syria is falsely captioned as Taliban militants shooting a woman dead in Afghanistan in 2021.
A 2015 video from Syria is falsely captioned as Taliban militants shooting a woman dead in Afghanistan in 2021. A video from 2015 showing a woman being publicly executed in Syria went viral with the captions incorrectly stating that the Taliban shot a woman in Afghanistan for stepping out of her house. After the Taliban took over Afghanistan, the video resurfaced and has been falsely attributed to the events currently taking place in Afghanistan. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the woman was executed outside the city of Idlib by Al-Syria Qaeda's wing, Al-Nusra Front, in 2015. The killers had even denied the woman's request to see her children before she died. On January 14, 2015, Reuters reported about the public killing of the Syrian woman. The report stated that she was shot dead after being accused of adultery by Nusra Front. The Islamic State had beheaded and stoned Syrian and foreign civilians for violating Islamic law in 2015. Therefore, this is false as the viral video is six years old and is from Syria.