ABC News issued a full-throated apology this week after airing footage from a Kentucky gun range that the network claimed was a Turkish attack on northern Syria.
“ABC issued a correction and apology Monday for reportedly using video from a Kentucky gun range while falsely claiming it depicted a fierce battle between Syrian Kurds and Turkish forces,” reports Fox News.
ABC ‘slaughter in Syria’ footage is actually from a military show in Kentucky – this video is side-by-side footage of what ABC showed and the military show.
“CORRECTION: We’ve taken down 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,” posted ABC’s World News Tonight.
CORRECTION: We’ve taken down 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.
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) October 14, 2019
The actual footage is reportedly from ‘Knob Creek Night Shoot 2017,’ an event at a Kentucky Gun Range where live ammunition is fired after dark.
Read the full report at Fox News.
CRISIS IN SYRIA: Trump Cancels Trip to ‘OVERSEE’ America’s ‘Response’
President Trump canceled a highly-anticipated trip to South America Tuesday; remaining in Washington, DC to oversee his administration’s “response” to Saturday’s deadly chemical weapons attack near the Syrian capital.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a statement announcing the Commander-in-Chief’s decision to cancel the visit; saying Trump “will not attend” the 8th annual Summit of the Americas in Peru.
Vice President Pence will attend the conference to represent the US at the international summit.
The President met with his top advisors Monday evening to weigh military options against Bashar al-Assad’s brutal regime; saying the Syrian government will pay a “big price” for the illegal chemical attack that killed over 60 civilians.
“We are studying that situation extremely closely. We are meeting with our military and everybody else, and we’ll be making some major decisions over the next 24 to 48 hours,” Trump told reporters Monday evening.
“We are very concerned when a thing like that can happen. This is about humanity. We’re talking about humanity. And it can’t be allowed to happen,” he added.
DEVELOPING: At Least Two Americans Killed, More Injured in Syria Terror Attack
A “massive” terror attack in northern Syria left at least two American service members dead and more injured Wednesday, with military officials confirming the fatalities occurred during a “routine patrol.”
“The U.S.-led coalition in Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve, said a tweet that ‘U.S. service members were killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria today.’ A U.S. military official also confirmed to CBS News senior national defense correspondent David Martin reports by Kurdish media outlets that at least two Americans were among the dead in the city of Manbij, not far from the Turkish border, after an explosion hit a coalition convoy,” reports CBS News.
U.S. service members were killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria today. We are still gathering information and will share additional details at a later time.
— OIR Spokesman Col. Myles B. Caggins III (@OIRSpox) January 16, 2019
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.