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ABC takes down supposed Syria battle video after accuracy of footage is questioned

ABC takes down supposed Syria battle video after accuracy of footage is questioned
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ABC News took down a video purportedly showing a recent battle from the Syrian border after questions were raised about its accuracy.

"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," ABC's "Good Morning America" said in a tweet.  

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Users in Twitter and some media reports had questioned the accuracy of the video, saying it appeared to come from a military gun show in Kentucky. 

Gizmodo reported that the footage broadcast by ABC instead resembled explosions in a video posted in 2017 by Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Ky., from an event it hosts called "Military Gun Shoot & Military Gun Show."

A representative from Knob Creek Gun Range told the Washington Examiner that they are looking into the ABC video and believed it could be their footage. 

"As of right now," the spokesperson said, according to the Examiner, "it seems to be our footage."

ABC News anchor Tom Llamas had described the footage on ABC's "World News Tonight" on Sunday as a "situation rapidly spiraling out of control in northern Syria." 

The Hill has reached out to ABC News for comment.