ABC News caught red-handed 'lying to news customers'

'This is full-fledged illusion creation'

ABC News aired these images of what it called a Turkish slaughter of Kurdish civilians in Syria on Oct.13 and 14, 2019, but then admitted the video was from a weapons demonstration in Kentucky in previous years.

PALM BEACH, Florida -- ABC News is coming under heavy fire after airing footage it claimed showed a ferocious attack by Turkish military forces bombing Kurdish civilians in Syria. There's only one problem: the video was actually from a nighttime weapons demonstration at the Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Kentucky.

"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," a spokesman told the Washington Examiner. "ABC News regrets the error."

On Sunday, ABC News anchor Tom Llamas aired the "shocking" images, with a caption that blared in all capital letters: "SLAUGHTER IN SYRIA."

"The situation rapidly spiraling out of control in northern Syria. One week since President Trump ordered U.S. forces out of that region, effectively abandoning America’s allies in the fight against [the Islamic State],” he said.

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