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January 07, 2009

Reuters Mistakes Flare for 'Weapons System'

Bob Owens of Pajama Media catches a Reuters caption which mistakes an Israeli defensive flare for a "weapons system":

At least four Reuters photos released over the weekend purported to show Israeli aircraft deploying weapons against Hamas targets, when the photos clearly show that the helicopters and fighter aircraft were actually dropping flares to thwart possible surface-to-air missile attacks.

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Reuters caption: “An Israeli Apache gunship flies over the northern Gaza Strip after firing a weapons system January 4, 2009. Israeli soldiers and Palestinian militants battled on Gaza City’s outskirts on Sunday after Israeli troops and tanks invaded the coastal enclave in the worst fighting in the conflict in decades.”

Posted by TS at January 7, 2009 02:38 AM

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