The Independent of London has added to the confusion over the deadly Turkish strike near Jarablus, mistakenly using video of a regime attack on Aleppo city as the supposed images of Turkey’s bombing.
The original video was posted by Syria’s White Helmets civil defense organization on Saturday. It shows the destruction in the al-Ma’adi neighborhood of Aleppo, where dozens of civilians were killed and wounded.
The Independent uses the footage under the headline, “Turkish Air Strikes ‘Kill At Least 40 Civilians’ in Syria”. Its version has no White Helmets logo — although White Helmets rescuers can clearly be seen moving through the rubble, retrieving bodies and rescuing survivors.
The newspaper bolsters its error by basing its story on the claims of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which recycles unconfirmed claims as fact. www.mesop.de