The claim is part of a conspiracy theory being spread by social media users. U.S Officials have denied reports of child rescue.
Politifact reported that a spokesperson from the Defence Department said that the news is false. Government officials from New York city confirmed to Reuters that the claim circulating on social media is not true. Further, there are no reliable news reports or photographs published in the media to corroborate the incident. Fake claims with different captions with the same content are also being circulated on social media since 2020. One of the fake claims circulated is "35,000 “malnourished” and “caged” children were rescued from tunnels by U.S. military."
QAnon supporters are known to spread unfounded conspiracy theories. There is no clear and convincing evidence to back up the allegations about child trafficking, and hence we mark the claim as False.