ABC Airs Fake Video of Syria Bombing

Clay Curtis
October 15, 2019

A week after the Trump White House issued a statement announcing US armed forces will move out of Northern Syria, ABC News aired footage it claimed shows "slaughter in Syria", which appears actually to be from a Kentucky gun range.

This followed anchor Tom Llamas on Sunday making a similar claim, saying of the footage, "This video right here appearing to show Turkey's military bombing Kurdish civilians in a Syrian border town". The video, however, was not from Syria as reported, but instead "a military gun demonstration in Kentucky that was published to YouTube in 2017", according to Gizmodo.

"This video, obtained by ABC News, appears to show the fury of the Turkish attack on the border town of Tal Abyad two nights ago", said foreign correspondent Ian Panell during the Sunday "World News" segment.

The clip aired on ABC's World News Tonight on Sunday and on Monday's Good Morning America.

The network said it had launched an investigation into how the footage made it to air.

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But a comparative analysis by a technology news site found the footage was filmed at Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Kentucky. The network said it "regrets the error" and it pulled the footage as soon as "questions were raised about its accuracy".

The video shows hundreds of tracer rounds being fired as explosions are being set off.

After several social media users raised concerns about the video, ABC News released a statement with a correction and apology for the embarrassing mistake. "ABC regrets this error", reads tweets from the accounts of both shows on Monday morning. They got caught using really gruesome FAKE footage of the Turks bombing in Syria.

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This ABC News broadcast is obviously bad news for people who value accuracy in journalism and it's sure to provide even more ammunition to pro-Trump supporters who insist that mainstream news outlets are deliberately trying to deceive people. "The Kurds, who fought alongside the USA against ISIS".

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