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A segment on ABC News’ “World News Tonight” that aired Sunday showed video of a years-old military weapons demonstration in Kentucky and described the footage as being of a Turkish attack in Syria.

In the segment, anchor Tom Llamas portrays the video as an attack by the Turkish military on Kurdish civilians in northern Syria, Gizmodo reported.

“This video, right here, appearing to show Turkey’s military bombing Kurd civilians in a Syrian border town,” Llamas says.

“The Kurds, who fought alongside the U.S. against ISIS, now horrific reports of atrocities committed by Turkish-backed fighters on those very allies.”

The footage shown by ABC matches a video posted to YouTube in 2017 called “Knob Creek Machine Gun Night Shoot 2016.”

Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Kentucky, hosts a “Military Gun Shoot and Military Gun Show” on a regular basis, according to Gizmodo.

“The Machine Gun Shoot & Military Gun Show is a bi-annual event, typically held on the second weekend of April and October,” the gun range’s website says.

“A wide variety of rare and exotic weaponry will be on display for all to see, such as Water Cooled Brownings, Mini-guns, AK-47’s, MG-42’s, Tommy Guns, M-16’s, Vickers belt fed, Uzi’s, MP5’s & many others too numerous to mention. “

Later in the “World News Tonight” segment, ABC foreign correspondent Ian Pannell repeats Llamas’ claim of the footage’s authenticity.

“This video, obtained by ABC News, appears to show the fury of the Turkish attack on the border town of Tell Abyad two nights ago,” Pannell says.

According to Gizmodo, ABC had posted the segment on YouTube but took it down when Gizmodo contacted the network.

ABC has since issued a 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’s “World News Tonight” tweeted.

“ABC News regrets the error.”

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The Rog October 17, 2019
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ABC does this kind of thing knowing they’ll get the unastute all lathered up, and that none of them will ever see the “Correction.”
Tom October 15, 2019
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Want to know what is more damaging to our country than Fake News? It’s Fake News with an Agenda... these are not “gaffes”— they are intentional— and therefore ABC should be penalized by suspending their broadcast rights for a week or so... Apologies are bullshit- they only apologize because they got caught!
jerseybadger October 15, 2019
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"ABC News regrets the error". And soon they will regret losing viewers. If they had not been outed the would not have owned up to their lie.
Lou Vandiver October 15, 2019
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they will not publish my comments, why?
Lou Vandiver October 15, 2019
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Why can't they just be honest?
lou Vandiver October 15, 2019
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Why don't the news media just be honest?
Carl October 15, 2019
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The lying media does this all the time, after the damage has already been done, so their retraction doesn't mean a thing.
RIC CARTER October 15, 2019
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They regret being caught.
rcb October 15, 2019
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Gotta love apologies, when they get caught.....Knob Hill is sooooo close to Syria
Stephen Russell October 15, 2019
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& probably did same for Vietnam War 2, Grenada, Iraq IE fake footage for battle, thats the Fake News then & Now, miscovering wars & hurting our forces in battle since Vietnam. I hope the Kurds sue ABC alone for funds for war effort, I woiuld say 3B
Sue Jackson October 15, 2019
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ABC must be so proud of their correspondents. If there ever was a determined group to give us the news, even if they have to make it up, the bunch at ABC always come through for us. Nothing more that I like than to know that these media trolls think they are above the standards of required of REAL journalist. So come on ABC, why don't you get some of your best FAKERS to bring us some breaking news later on today about the Loch Ness Monster that Trump has captured and is hiding in the White House pool. Maybe Trump is going to feed the monster a live CNN correspondent, with film at eleven. THIS is the REASON folks that our family and so many others do not watch or listen to the Main Stream Media trolls, losers & liars. This is why the crowds at Trump Rallies go wild with applause when he points to them & calls them the "Fake News". Why we don't see any of these supposed News organizations being called out & sanctioned for their habitual dishonesty is beyond any explanation I can think of. Of course I'm still waiting on a response from CNN after I filed a complaint asking that they force Don Lemon to make a public statement apologizing & denouncing the comments he made On Air asking that "All White men & their White sons be killed". Of course CNN has just had a video leaked that reveals the fact that the network does have a "Vendetta Against Trump with an Obsession to get the President Impeached". I imagine that we can't depend on CNN to force one of their correspondents to take down his threat of wiping out the White population.
Richard October 15, 2019
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FAKE NEWS ..
Steven October 15, 2019
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I can't decide if I believe they knew it wasn't actual combat footage or not. I am convinced they don't CARE.
LST October 15, 2019
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"Mistake" my sweet ass.
Alfred E Newman October 15, 2019
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fake news again and again
JS October 15, 2019
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ABC = Already Been Caught
Tommy Ryan October 15, 2019
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Hmmm... Wars & Rumors of Wars, much??? I'd say MUCH TOO MUCH... Ol' Splitfoot is having himself a field day. This is some "end-times" shit right here. News-Flash, MSM mainstream media: Almighty God STILL wins. This ends our report. Good GAWD...& Good Night.
Dave October 15, 2019
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Typiclal lying, cheating , misrepresenting liberal crap. The whole demoncrap party are nothing but losers, liars and crooks. They need to just go away. Just a bunch of crap.
Pat October 15, 2019
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Yeah, right! They regret being caught in just their latest lie!
Gerald Cline October 15, 2019
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"Admits mistake...?" It wasn't a "mistake...!" They just thought they wouldn't get caught...!?!?!
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