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20 thousand armed migrants getting ready to break into the EU

Summary of Disinformation

About 20 thousand armed migrants from Pakistan, Iran, Morocco and other Middle East countries gathered at the border of Croatia with the EU, getting ready to break into the EU.

germania.one/okolo-20-tys-vooruzhennyh-migrantov-gotovjatsja-vorvatsja-v-es/, newinform.com/145575-bolee-20-tysyach-vooruzhennykh-migrantov-gotovyatsya-prorvatsya-v-evrosoyuz
web.archive.org/web/20181113085931/https://newinform.com/145575-bolee-20-tysyach-vooruzhennykh-migrantov-gotovyatsya-prorvatsya-v-evrosoyuz, web.archive.org/web/20181113085932/https://germania.one/okolo-20-tys-vooruzhennyh-migrantov-gotovjatsja-vorvatsja-v-es/

Recurring disinformation narrative about migration crisis.

In fact, according to ARD, the UNHCR and the Austrian Interior Ministry explained that the 20,000 figure refers to the total number of migrants registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina so far in 2018, but the migrants were never all there at the same time. UNHCR says there are currently about 5,000 migrants in the country and has no information about migrants being allegedly all armed with knives.

Worth mentioning that Croatia itself is an EU country.

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Reported in: Issue 125
Date: 05.11.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Europe, Croatia, Middle East
Keywords: fake statistics, Migration crisis
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Germania.one Newinform
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