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Syria Blast Video Falsely Shared As CCTV Footage Of Pulwama Attack

Syria Blast Video Falsely Shared As CCTV Footage Of Pulwama Attack

A fact-check shows that the video existed online two days prior to the attack in Jammu & Kashmir.

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A video capturing a car bomb attack at a Syrian-Turkish border checkpoint is being shared as CCTV footage of the deadly attack on
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel on February 14, 2019.

The dramatic footage shows a powerful blast rock a security checkpoint

The nine-second long clip is going viral over Facebook, Twitter and YouTube with Hindi text that claims it shows Thursday’s attack in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir.

(Hindi text – पुलवामा मे आंतकवादी हमले के CCTV वीडियो… ये वीडियो सामने आया है )

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FACT CHECK

BOOM broke up the video into key frames and did a reverse image search.

We found links to multiple websites which featured the video as that being of a car bomb attack in Syria.

The video was uploaded two days prior to the attack on security forces in Jammu & Kashmir.

According to an article by wire agency Reuters, a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint in the Syrian town of al-Rai near the Turkish border on February 12, 2019.

Four civilians and three security personnel were reported to be wounded in the blast.

The town of al-Rai in northern Aleppo in the north of Syria is under the control of Turkey-backed rebels and was seized from Islamic State militants in 2016.

We also found tweets which confirm the video is not from Jammu & Kashmir.

BOOM also found the same video on Turkish broadcaster NTV’s website. (Click here to view the video)

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Claim Review : This is a video showing CCTV footage of the attack in Pulwama

Fact Check : FALSE


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Karen Rebelo works as an investigative reporter, fact-checker and a copy-editor at BOOM. Her specialization includes spotting and debunking fake images and viral fake videos. Karen is a former Reuters wires journalist and has covered the resources sector in the UK and the Indian stock market and private equity sector. She cut her teeth as a prime-time television producer doing business news shows.

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