Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Russia Used Video Game Screenshots to "Prove" the US Is Assisting ISIS

Russia Used Video Game Screenshots to

At least one of the photographs exactly matched a frame from a promotional video for a "AC-130 Gunship Simulator" computer game posted online in March 2015. 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.

"However, the American side has failed to answer the question asked by the Russian side: why the ISIS terrorists left Syria on combat vehicles with heavy armament were regrouping in the coalition-controlled territories and preparing for new attacks [.]", said the statement.

"The Russian Defense Ministry is investigating its civil service employee who erroneously attached wrong photo illustrations to its statement on interaction between the US-led global coalition and Islamic State militants near Abu Kamal, Syria", the ministry said.

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

The military stood by its allegations saying "the refusal of USA command to inflict strikes on ISIL convoys on November 9 is an established fact recorded in the transcript of conversations".

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Earlier on Tuesday, the ministry posted a statement on its Facebook page saying the USA air force had tried to hinder Russian strikes on Islamic State militants, accompanied by satellite photographs it said showed a vehicle convoy of Islamic State militants leaving the Syrian town of Albu Kamal on November 9 2017.

"We need to focus on destroying our common enemy and not play games", it said.

Earlier this year Russian media accused President Vladimir Putin of passing off footage of the American military fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan as the efforts of Russia's air force in Syria during a television interview.

"I certainly can't verify but I have seen a report that one of the pictures came from a video game".

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