Footages from Homs shown on Syrian TV purported to show foreign currencies found on a terrorist, proving they are backed by Syria's regional enemies.
A video report shown on Syrian and Iranian television showed a stack of foreign currencies that the regime said had been found on the terrorists that attacked Baba Amr, proving they were paid by foreign powers.
A closer examination however revealed the bank notes were withdrawn from circulation years ago.
Bloggers and activists took to Twitter to out the government's lies, with Beirut-based activist Shakeeb Al-Jabri saying that some of the bills described as "Israeli bank notes," were, Lebanese liras that have not been in use since 1985.
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Residents fleeing Homs and activists have repeatedly accused the Syrian regime of torture but in the eyes of the government those responsible are 'terrorist gangs' backed by foreign powers that want to destabilise the country.
The Syrian government prevented the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Syrian Red Crescent from accessing the devastated Baba Amr district oh Homs, citing "security reasons."
However, the state run agency SANA stated: "The authorities restored security and safety to Baba Amr neighbourhood in Homs, ridding it of members of armed terrorist groups who ran amok in it and committed murder and vandalism, turning the locals' life into a living hell."
Despite blocking aid convoys, Syrian and Iranian state television crews were able to film the street of the ruined neighbourhood.
"Among the bills "confiscated" from "armed gangs" and shown on #Syria TV are two 10 Lebanese Lira bills (equal to $0.006) extinct since 1985", Shakeeb Al-Jabri Twitted.
Another ban note that was supposedly an Israeli note turned out to be an old type of Philippine peso that was replaced by a coin a decade ago.
"The "Israeli bank notes found in Bab Amro" and shown on #Syria TV turns out to be Filipino currency", Al-Jabri added.
Further examination also revealed that one of the notes on the top of the stack did originate from Israel but was an old one-Shekel note that had been withdrawn from circulation in 1985.
Another Turkish note is an old Turkish Lira which stopped being exchanged for new currency in 2009.
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