Beheaded Babies

On the very first days of the war, an information on "40 beheaded babies" surfaced and spread rapidly on media outlets and social networks.

Where did the information first appear?

It first was mentioned by a journalist working for i24. 

Fact checking the information

This claim was then seen being retracted by multiple journalists and officials. The example on the right is a tweet by The Independent’s Chief International Correspondent, Bel Trew. On the left is tweet by The Intercept about a report investigating the claim.


Below is a fact-checking video produced by Al-Jazeera, providing context, main claims, and clarifying the evidence. 

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