Burkina Faso ‘drone hero’ identity mix-up
12 December 2021 | 6:29 am
A 13-year-old boy has become a national hero in Burkina Faso. Eyewitnesses claim that he shot down a French military drone with a slingshot. But posts on social media are attributing this act to a completely different 9-year-old boy. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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