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

Jerome Frank
November 15, 2017

"However, the US command's refusal to carry out strikes on the convoys of ISIL terrorists retreating from Albu Kamal on November 9 is an objective fact reflected in the transcripts of the talks and therefore, fully known to the USA side", Interfax news agency quoted the ministry as saying on Tuesday.

The game in question is none other than AC-130 Gunship Simulator for Android and iOS. After the images were called out by sharp-eyed readers on social media the Ministry of Defense immediately began taking the posts down.

Russia's Defense Ministry says it has launched an inquiry into pictures mistakenly attached to its statement.

"This is the best evidence [Russia's defense ministry] are shameless liars, they take a video game screenshot then claim its from a specific location and date", Mr. Higgins tweeted Tuesday. To make things worse for Russia's Ministry of Defense, they didn't completely crop out the "development footage" disclaimer. 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.

An image circulated by the Russian military Tuesday purportedly showing "irrefutable evidence" of USA forces assisting Islamic State terrorists was actually taken from a 2015 video game.

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Hours later, the ministry published an updated statement with a different set of images, which it also said proved their claims.

Earlier today, the ministry tweeted three times in various languages, with a series of pictures accusing the U.S. of co-operation with the so-called Islamic state.

The ministry also said that the USA coalition categorically refused to strike the retreating terrorists in spite of repeated proposals by the Russian military to conduct joint actions.

Earlier Tuesday, the MoD uploaded images on Facebook and Twitter, which it said were evidence that the U.S. were actually covering up Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) combat units.

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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