Old Photo Shared Resurfaced After the Israeli Airstrike on Damascus
A photo shows the recent Israeli airstrike on the Syrian capital, Damascus.
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Following the recent Israeli airstrike on Damascus, social media users circulated a photo purporting to show the Israeli missile attack on the Syrian capital, Damascus.
Misbar investigated the circulating photo and found the claim to be misleading.
After conducting a thorough reverse image search, Misbar's team found the photo making the rounds to be outdated.
2018 Photo of Airstrike on Syria
Contrary to viral claims, the photo dates back to April 14, 2018. The photo was featured by AP in a published article at the time. The photographer Hassan Ammar captured the photo for AP.
According to the photo’s caption, the photo shows the U.S. airstrike on the Syrian capital, Damascus.
2018 Joint Military Strike on Syria
As U.S. President Donald Trump announced attacks against Syria in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons, powerful explosions rocked the capital city and filled the sky with heavy smoke.
The Guardian reported that the U.S, alongside U.K. and French forces, launched military strikes to target the Syrian regime's chemical weapons facilities.
The Pentagon reported that a total of 105 missiles were launched.
A Recent Israeli Air Strike on the Syrian Capital, Damascus
On February 19, 2023, an Israeli airstrike on Damascus resulted in the death of 15 individuals and severe damage to a structure in a neighborhood home to state security organizations, according to a war monitor.
According to the British-based Observatory, the nocturnal attack destroyed a road and the nearby 10-story building in the Kafr Sousa neighborhood, which houses top government officials and the Syrian intelligence agency headquarters.
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