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A NOBEL LIE: CNN’s Claim That ‘White Helmets Center in Damascus’ Was Hit by a Barrel Bomb

Saturday, October 8, 2016 6:42
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents. / Patrick Henningsen / OCTOBER 8, 2016

Some will have noticed, in the frantic run-up to the announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize on Thursday, CNN and a number of other mainstream corporate outlets ran an incredible story claiming that, “White Helmets group says aid center hit by barrel bomb.”

This headline story ran all day along the bottom of the TV screen in CNN’s news ticker, and claimed that:

“A barrel bomb struck a center used by Syria’s civil defense volunteers, known as the White Helmets, in the country’s capital of Damascus, the group said.”

“The group tweeted that the center and vehicles at the scene were destroyed Wednesday, and some volunteers injured in the attack.”

“We rush to the scene of attacks to save the greatest number of lives in the shortest possible time and to minimize further injury to people and damage to property,” the group says on its website.

CNN’s sole source for this headline story, is the White Helmets. To date, no other news source can corroborate this incident.

This was the only photograph CNN produced for the story – a nondescript image of an abandoned hospital room, presumably supplied by the White Helmets, and which could be anywhere:


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