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FACT-CHECKED

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Yes, 13 soldiers have been reported killed during Sunday’s gun battle in Freetown.

SLAJ iVerify has fact-checked a claim that has made rounds on social media that soldiers were killed in Sunday’s gun battle to be true.

Claim

“13 soldiers were killed during Sunday’s gun battle between the Republic of Sierra Leone Arm Forces (RSLAF) and unidentified individuals” social media claim.

Rating Justification

SLAJ iVerify has fact-checked a claim making the rounds on social media that soldiers were killed in Sunday’s gun battle to be true.

To arrive at this conclusion, SLAJ iVerify listened to the Director of Defense, Public Relations and Information, Republic of Sierra Leone Arm Forces (RSLAF), Colonel Issa Bangura who was being interviewed on TV saying that 13 soldiers have so far been reported killed following Sunday’s gun battle.

Evidence and References

Colonel Issa Bangura, Director of Defense, Public Relations and Information, Republic of Sierra Leone Arm Forces (RSLAF).

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