Russia posts video diversion screenshot as ‘proof’ of US assisting IS

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The diversion simulates a conflict capabilities of an AC-130 gunship

Russia’s Ministry of Defence has posted what it called “irrefutable proof” of a US helping supposed Islamic State – though one of a images was indeed taken from a video game.

The method claimed a picture showed an IS procession withdrawal a Syrian city final week aided by US forces.

Instead, it came from a smartphone diversion AC-130 Gunship Simulator: Special Ops Squadron.

The method pronounced an worker had incorrectly trustworthy a photo.

The Conflict Intelligence Team fact-checking organisation pronounced a other 4 supposing were also errors, taken from a Jun 2016 video that showed a Iraqi Air Force aggressive IS in Iraq.

The video diversion picture seems to be taken from a promotional video on a game’s website and YouTube channel, closely cropped to replace a diversion controls and on-screen information.

In a dilemma of a image, however, a few letters of a developer’s disclaimer can still be seen: “Development footage. This is a work in progress. All calm theme to change.”

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The gameplay video, left, with a Russian MoD photo, right

Hours later, a method published an updated matter with a opposite set of images, that it also pronounced valid their claims.

It steady a explain it was “irrefutable justification that US are indeed covering Isis [IS] fight units to redeem their fight capabilities, redeploy, and use them to foster a American interests in a Middle East”.

Russia alleges a US is co-operating with supposed Islamic State by providing cover to journey IS militants. In a Facebook post, a method pronounced it released a city of Abu Kamal final week alongside a Syrian army.

It pronounced a US-led bloc refused requests to concur and “eliminate journey Isis convoys”.

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It also indicted a US-led bloc of carrying out atmosphere operations in a area to meddle with probable Russian strikes, and purported that IS army were disguising themselves as US-backed SDF fighters.

“The US are indeed covering a Isis fight units to redeem their fight capabilities, redeploy, and use them to foster a American interests in a Middle East,” a matter concluded.

A after press recover pronounced it had launched a examine into a actions of a municipal worker of one of a subdivisions who “mistakenly trustworthy photos” to a initial chronicle of a statement.

Responding to Russia’s allegations in remarks carried by Reuters, a orator for a US-led bloc Col Ryan Dillon pronounced a Russian allegations were “about as accurate as their atmosphere campaign”.

“I positively can’t verify, though I’ve seen a news that one of a cinema came from a video game. So, again that is flattering unchanging with what we have seen come out of Russian MoD, as being baseless, fake and we know, totally false,” he said.

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