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VIDEO: Syria TV reporter gets fact-checked live on air during Damascus battle

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A Syria TV correspondent who was reporting from Damascus during Sunday’s battle between the regime and rebels was caught lying on air.

Micheline Azar began her piece to camera claiming there were no mortar attacks in the area only to be caught off guard when one could be heard nearby.

“As usual, whenever the Syrian army advances on the ground, rumors like these start erupting. We are used to other media outlets misleading us, we know it well,” she said before being cut mid-sentence as a loud shelling could be heard in the distance.

The presenter quickly ducks and confesses there are “some shelling like we just heard now”.

This is not the first time Azar has been criticized for her journalistic ethics. In 2012, while working for pro-Syrian government channel Addounia TV, she filmed an interview of an orphan next to her mother’s corpse that shocked viewers.