FACT CHECK: No, These Images Do Not Show U.S. Soldiers Killed In Jordan In 2024 Drone Attack

Anna Mock | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on X, formerly Twitter, allegedly shows three U.S. soldiers killed in a recent drone strike on a U.S. base.

Verdict: False

The post is miscaptioned. The men shown in the image were actually killed in an attack in 2016, not 2024.

Fact Check:

A drone strike on a U.S. base in Jordan over the weekend killed three soldiers from Georgia and wounded over 40 others, according to AP News. The soldiers were identified as Sgt. William Jerome Rivers, 46, Specialist Kennedy Ladon Sanders, 24, and Specialist Breonna Alexsondria Moffett, 23, BBC reported.

An X post allegedly shows the three soldiers killed in the recent attack. The post shares photos of three white men in uniform.

“IMPORTANT: These were the 3 US soldiers who were sadly killed in a drone strike in the US base,” the post reads.

The image is miscaptioned, however. The photos actually show three special forces soldiers killed in Jordan in 2016, not 2024, according to Military.com. The three were killed after a convoy they were riding into a military base came under fire, the outlet reported. 

An article from NPR shows images of the soldiers killed in the 2024 attack, all of whom are Black and do not resemble the images posted to X. A U.S. Army spokesperson included these images in an email to Check Your Fact, confirming that the X post is miscaptioned. (RELATED: Did The U.S. Military Arrest A Nikki Haley Campaign Staffer In Iowa?)

Anna Mock

Fact Check Reporter