WATCH: News anchor mixes up video game with Russian airstrikes in Syria

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We've all been the victims of mix-ups -- confusing the salt for sugar and whatnot. But usually our mistakes aren't broadcasted live to an international audience.

Unfortunately, that's what happened to an Egyptian news anchor who accidentally mistook video game footage for legitimate video of Russian airstrikes in Syria.

The Washington Post reported that the snafu happened to controversial Egyptian TV anchor Ahmed Moussa during his most recent show on the Sada el Balad channel.

Moussa was in the middle of praising Russia for taking action against ISIS in Syria this week and conducting airstrikes aimed at the Islamic State's militant group. However, the footage he thought was of the airstrikes turned out not to be quite legitimate.

Instead of presenting legitimate video of the action, Moussa proudly presented his viewers with footage which is believed to be from a video game from the Internet.

The video of the game was posted on YouTube nearly five years ago. Not that Moussa noticed.

The anchor introduces the video praising the Russian airstrikes and criticizing the United States for their lack of action.

A blog called Egyptian Streets claims the footage came from the video game Apache Air Assault.

It wasn't long before Moussa's blunder became a full-on meme on the Internet.

This news anchor also made a major mix-up when she got trolled by a comedian over Edward Snowden and Edward Scissorhands:
News Host Trolled in Snowden Prank

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