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The torn poster of Assad is from Bab al-Hawa border crossing but not from Yalda town

  Sunday 16th December 2018

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Social media activists and journalists shared a photo of a torn Assad poster appears to be on the top of a governmental building.

The accounts said that revolutionaries of Yalda, which is a town in south Damascus, torn down a poster of Bashar al-Assad which was on the top of the local clinic in the town.

Following a reverse-search conducted by Verify-Sy, it turns out that this photo was taken on July 2012 in Bab Al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey by AFP photo/grapher Bulent Kilic after armed rebels took control of the border crossing.

On the other side, Saout al-Asima Network cited its reporter who said that unknown men torn down the poster of Assad on the local clinic in Yalda Town but we couldn't verify this from another source.