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ABC News Broadcasts Fake Syria Bombing Video That’s Actually from a Kentucky Military Show in 2017

ABC News broadcast on Sunday, supposedly showing Turkish bombing of Kurd civilians was actually footage from a 2017 military guns demonstration in Kentucky. IMAGE: Gizmodo/ABC News

By Matt Novak | 14 October 2019

GIZMODO — ABC News aired a video on Sunday that host Tom Llamas said depicted a Turkish attack in northern Syria against Kurdish civilians. Turkey is indeed pushing into Syria and slaughtering Kurds along the way, but the video ABC News played last night is from a military gun demonstration in Kentucky that was published to YouTube in 2017.

“This video, right here, appearing to show Turkey’s military bombing Kurd civilians in a Syrian border town,” Llamas said on the October 13 broadcast as the video played.

But the explosions in the video are identical to explosions seen in a video titled, “Knob Creek night shoot 2017.” Knob Creek Gun Range, in the town of West Point, Kentucky, hosts a biannual event called the “Military Gun Shoot & Military Gun Show” where weapons are fired at night. Members of the public can come and see the show for a fee in April and October.

Side-by-side, it’s clear that the videos are the same. […]

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