ABC News on Oct. 14 put out a correction and took down a video recorded at a Kentucky gun range after falsely claiming it was footage of the armed conflict in Syria.
“Weve taken down the video that aired on World News Tonight Sunday and Good Morning America this morning that appeared to be from the Syrian border, immediately after questions were raised about its accuracy. ABC News regrets the error,” ABC News said in an Oct. 14 statement.
ABC News anchor Tom Llamas showed the erroneous footage during the opening segment of World News Tonight on Oct. 13.
“This video right here appearing to show Turkeys military bombing Kurd civilians in a Syrian border town,” Llamas told viewers. “The Kurds, who fought alongside the U.S. against ISIS. Now, horrific reports of atrocities committed by Turkish-backed fighters on those very allies.”
Wow! ABC News is trying to pass gun range videos as combat footage from Syria pic.twitter.com/zfTWtwwSfZ
— Wojciech Pawelczyk (@PolishPatriotTM) October 14, 2019
The video ABC News aired matched footage recorded in 2017 during a nighttime shooting event at Knob Creek Gun Range in Kentucky. According to Knob Creeks website, the nighttime machine-gun shoot is a biannual event. Its attended by nearly 20,000 people, according to Guns.com.
The news anchor prefaced the video with comments that linked the “horrific report of atrocities” with a decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria. Trump has defended the decision and said he will issue sanctions against Turkey aimed to restrain the Turks assault in Syria.
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