That same day I showed that this image had been used in photo essay titled "Children of the Drones" in July 2012 and its use to prove a massacre in Syria was completely fraudulent.
Upon further web research, I have discovered that these children may have died more deaths, and in more places, than possibly any other children in history. I still haven't found who they really are or how they really died, but I did find this to be a very popular image with the, shall we say, "news makers" on the Internet. [date links to original]
They can't claim the same children were killed by NATO in Libya and by jhadists in Syria. Maybe they need something like a "fabrication central" to insure their uses of fake images doesn't conflict. It gets embarrassing, know what I mean?
22 Oct 2012 | the Human Rights Council of Iran, a state institution, used them to represent children killed by the US in Afghanistan or Pakistan. This is truly embarrassing because the current claims that these children were killed in Syria by Assad's opposition has also come primarily from Iranian sources.
16 March 2012 | Stephen Lendman, the People's Voice used them to illustrate the 16 Afghans massacred 11 March.
26 March 2011 | FAIR identifies the picture as "Afghan children killed in the Afghan war (note: NOT from the March 1, 2011 U.S./NATO attack)"
This is the earliest use of this image I have found, most likely these kids are Afghan drone victims of America's longest war but their true identity and the origins of this picture remain a mystery to me. If you know better, please leave a comment.
Starting to see children pictures of babies that are from Iraq by Muslim Brotherhood members.— Angela Lo Rosso (@AngelaLoRosso) August 15, 2013