East StratCom disinformation claim:

To exemplify how NATO interventions work, a picture of dead civilians showing the outcome of NATO bombings in Kosovo in 1999 is published.

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Period/date: 9. January 2017

Debunk claim:

The photo published by Politicano was taken by a Reuters’ photograph Peter Andrews on August 28 1995 in Bosnia http://reut.rs/2iKN0fS and shows the explosion near Markale market that killed 38 people. The explosion took place in the light of the armed conflict between the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serb Republic. In 1999, the UN investigation http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6afb34.html revealed that the missiles were thrown from west, Lukavica, which then belonged to Bosnian Serbs. http://eurocommunicator.ge/eng/view_myth/625

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Additional information

This information is reported by Myth Detector in Disinformation Review issue 54. The item is located at row number 5 in the report.

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