Social media news pages and personal accounts shared a video showing Syrian rebels promising Assad regime with death near bodies of dead men said to be Hezbollah fighters.
Video’s publishers said the video is new and showing “the bodies of dead Shia fighters” in al-Lajat area in Daraa countryside in reference to battles between armed opposition groups and Assad regime in the area.
Verify-Sy searched for the original video and it turns out it is old and posted on YouTube in 2015, Verify-Sy attach the original video under the title “al-Lajat battle the graveyard of Persians 20/4/2015”.
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