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No, she’s not Indian army jawan guarding Rajasthan as claimed

An image of a woman in army uniform is being shared on social media claiming “She is the Indian army jawan guarding Rajasthan in this scorching heat. Jai Hind” It was shared by a twitter handle @bhai_rampal and it was shared and retweeted by many on Facebook too.

Since such images of military uniform images were proved false in the past, Digiteye India cross-checked the claim on Google Reverse Image search and Yandex. The results showed that the woman was a former Kurdish fighter by name Asia Ramazan Antar, who died fighting ISIS in Syria in 2016.

She was praised as “Angelina Jolie of Kurdistan” in the media and she was a member of the Kurdish Women’s Protection Units (YPJ).

In fact the photograph was originally clicked by a photographer named Alberto Hugo Rojas, and was used in BBC too. You can see the image on his Facebook page, with a watermark. It was uploaded on November 20, 2016. Asia Ramazan Antar was reportedly killed by ISIS in northern Syria in 2016.

Conclusion: The claim with the image was false and our rating is ???Misrepresentation.

About Gayathri Soora

Gayathri Soora has been a contributor to Digiteye.in and our Telugu edition Eedinijam.com with more than 9 years of experience as a reporter for Hyderabad-based online news websites. An avid observer of developments in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, she is our best bet for fact-checking news in Telugu. She can be reached at: gayathri@eedinijam.com or telugu@digiteye.in

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