Russian Federation posts video game screenshot as 'irrefutable evidence' of USA helping ISIS

Russian Federation posts video game screenshot as 'irrefutable evidence' of USA helping ISIS

Russian Federation posts video game screenshot as 'irrefutable evidence' of USA helping ISIS

The Russian Defense Ministry's allegations that US-led forces refrained from attacking fighters from the Daesh terror group as they fled the Syrian city of Abu Kamal are inaccurate, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon told reporters on Tuesday. From watching the video at the top that shows a clip from AC-130 Gunship Simulator: Special Ops Squadron, a video that was uploaded back in 2015, not anywhere close to November 9, 2017 as the images from the tweet would suggest.

"This is the irrefutable evidence that there is no struggle against terrorism as the whole global community believes", said the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation in an inflammatory Facebook post, which it also shared on Twitter.

The ministry said an employee had mistakenly attached the photo.

Another image purporting to show the same convoy in Syria was actually taken from a 2016 video published by Iraq's defence ministry, which said it was an Islamic State convoy fleeing Fallujah, Iraq, Conflict Intelligence Team investigators found.

The Russian Defense Ministry said they were ISIS trucks fleeing the city of Abu Kamal in Syria on November 9, which the USA refused to bomb.

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The video game image seems to be taken from a promotional video on the game's website and YouTube channel, closely cropped to omit the game controls and on-screen information. In the top-right corner, you can see the beginnings of the statement from the video that claims the footage shown was work-in-progress gameplay and that all of the content shown is subject to change. It later reposted the same statement with different images.

The ministry said US-led coalition planes instead tried to impede Russian Aerospace Forces operations in the area.

"The defense ministry is looking into a civilian employee of one of the departments who attached photos to the defense ministry's statement by mistake", a new statement was quoted by Russian agencies as saying.

United States military spokesman Colonel Ryan Dillon called the Russian statements a "barrage of lies", saying they were "as accurate as their air campaign".

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