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Abandoned Military Van Loaded with Arms, Including RPG, Confirmed Near Kossoh Town

By: Mabinty Kamara

Claim: Abandoned military van around Kossoh Town full of arms including RPG

Verdict: TRUE- A military van was found around Kossoh Town full of arms including RPG

Full Text:

A military van with arms including a Rocket Propel Grenade (RPG) was in the early hours of November 26 2023 discovered abandoned at Kossoh town. The vehicle with registration number 72SL07 is believed to have been left there after an exchange of gunfire between opposing military forces.

Methodology

The SLAJ/NDI SuperNewsRoom reached out to the Sierra Leone police. A police source confirmed that a military van believed to have been in possession of the attackers was abandoned at Kossoh Town around a place called Mende Town Junction after hitting a wall.

Conclusion:

Although the police source didn’t confirm whether or not the vehicle was full of armory, we can from video evidence confirm that ammunition including a Rocket Propel Grenade was in the abandoned vehicle.

 

Note:  This fact-checked story is a product of the SLAJ/NDI SuperNewsRoom on Combating Disinformation in Sierra Leone’s 2023 electoral cycle. The project is supported by Global Affairs Canada to enable citizens to have access to credible and accurate information in Sierra Leone.

We will continue to update you on the incident and more

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