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Egypt Police Arrest Five for Using Children to Make ‘Fake Aleppo’ Videos

Egypt Police Arrest Five for Using Children to Make ‘Fake Aleppo’ Videos

Source: Ministry of Interior, Egypt
Source: Ministry of Interior, Egypt

Egyptian police arrested five people in Port Said accused of using children to make fake videos of the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, Syria.

According to Egypt’s Ministry of Interior, the five people were arrested on Monday after a police officer witnessed photographs and footage being taken of a young girl walking among rubble while wearing a white, blood-stained dress. The footage, which was intended to show wreckage in Aleppo, was actually shot at a construction site in Port Said.

Those arrested include the videographer, his crew, and the parents of two children who were used to make the fake footage.

In a video released online after the arrests, a man is seen confronting the people behind the footage apparently criticizing them for using a child.

In a statement, the Interior Ministry said that the five people arrested admitted to attempting to fake footage from Aleppo.

Aleppo has recently caught the attention of the media across the world, with Syrian-government forces recapturing the city from rebels. The government has been accused of committing mass atrocities against those in the city. A deal was reached, however, to allow rebels and civilians to leave Aleppo without harm.

Egypt has maintained a neutral stance toward the crisis in Syria. In the international arena, Egypt has pushed for a political solution to the crisis in Syria. Egypt has also sent truck loads of humanitarian aid to people in besieged cities and has supported attempts by the United Nations to provide humanitarian relief.

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