This Is Not A Photo From Damascus

This image being shared on social media late Saturday and early Sunday is not from Damascus, Syria. It is actually from Gaza City from April, 2013.

1. Israeli warplanes struck Syria Sunday.

BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck areas in and around the Syrian capital Sunday, setting off a series of explosions as they targeted a shipment of highly accurate, Iranian-made guided missiles believed to be bound for Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group, officials and activists said.

2. And this image shared widely on social media, was believed to be from the strike, however, it was not.

This image appears in a story posted online from April, 2013 and is NOT from Damascus, Syria.

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Michael Rusch is a socials editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Rusch was selected by Time as having one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013.
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