The Atlantic Wire :: At around 10 a.m. EST, NPR social-media strategist Andy Carvin linked to a graphic video, uploaded on May 8, showing gunmen spraying a man with bullets. The video's title and description suggested in Arabic that the footage showed Syrian security forces firing on a man in the Syrian city of Homs, where the regime recently as part of an escalated crackdown on protesters.
But was the footage really from Syria? - Carvin later tweeted: "ppl have credited this execution video to Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya & even Mexico. Missing any?"
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