Drunken Brits’ Mistaken Voyage to Syria Really a ‘Great Prank’


The Jerusalem Post reports: The supposed sloshed sojourns of a trio of British partygoers who claimed they accidentally arrived in Syria after a night of drunken tomfoolery turned out to be a “great prank,” The Daily Mail reported Wednesday.

After making waves in the international media, 25-year-old Lewis Ellis, who claimed to have inadvertently traveled to the war-torn country with his friends Alex McCormick, 19, and James Wallman 23 admitted that the anecdote was a farce.

Elis, who reportedly runs a YouTube channel featuring footage of pranks, posted on his Facebook page that the three had not actually found themselves in Syria, and had “just made [the story] up for fun.”

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