“The photo used above is real enough, only it wasn’t taken in Syria on Sunday but in Iraq in 2003. Once the photographer who took the original pointed this out the BBC removed the offending photo but without any explanation or apology. So if the BBC is prepared to use photos from Iraq in 2003 and claim they were taken in Syria yesterday, what else in the above story has been contrived?
The story remains on BBC Online, minus the photograph in question, and without any reference to its earlier featuring a photo taken in Iraq in 2003.
This is what BBC licence fees pay for: contrived reports and outright lies. Ed.”