The Pentagon has published a video, allegedly captured during the recent operation of the US Special Forces in Yemen, and then quickly removed it, as it was dated by 2007.
A video, allegedly captured during the recent operation of the US Special Forces in Yemen, was published on the official website of the US Department of Defense and then quickly removed from there, the Reuters news agency reported on Saturday.
As Adam Raisman, a senior analyst at the SITE group, which monitors extremists online, told the news agency, “the video clip that was posted and abruptly taken down was one of 25 videos that appeared [published] in 2007.”
According to Raisman, the only difference lies in the fact that US military added English subtitles to the video, filmed by Islamist militants.
Spokesman for the US Central Command, Colonel John Thomas, confirmed that the video was removed from the website because its content relates to the events, happened 10 year ago.
“We didn’t want it to appear that we were trying to pass off an old video as a new video,” Thomas said.
However, spokesman for the Pentagon, Captain Jeff Davis, believes that the footage have not lost its relevance.
“It does not matter when the video was made, that they had it is still illustrative of who they are and what their intentions are,” Davis said.
On January 30, the Pentagon gave an account of the military operation in the Yemeni province of Bayda, during which 14 Al-Qaida terrorists were killed, as well as a 36-year-old officer of the US Special Forces lost his life.
Local doctors also reported about the death of civilians. According to them, 30 civilians, including 10 women and children, were killed during the operation.