Russian Federation uses video game pictures to claim United States helped Isil

Russian Federation uses video game pictures to claim United States helped Isil

Russian Federation uses video game pictures to claim United States helped Isil

"This is the irrefutable evidence that there is no struggle against terrorism as the whole global community believes", Russia's Ministry of Defense wrote in the since-deleted social media posts.

"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.

Another image was identified by the Russian military research site Conflict Intelligence Team and the investigative website Bellingcat as a shot from footage of Iraq taken in 2016.

The Russian Defense Ministry has since deleted all of the photos, claiming a "mistake".

Russia's defense ministry on Tuesday posted images it said proved the US was aiding the Islamic State jihadi group in the Middle East, but social media users pointed out they included a still from a video game.

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

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If the video clip wasn't enough proof to connect the stills with the game and debunk the evidence, you'll also notice that some of the stills even have part of the developer's disclaimers left in the images.

According to the Russian MoD, Washington planned to "recover their combat capabilities,", so they could be used elsewhere in the Middle East as proxy forces on the Americans' behalf. The statement wasn't even fully cropped out of the images that Russian Federation tweeted.

A spokesperson for the Russian defence ministry told media it was "carrying out checks on a civilian employee who mistakenly added photographs to the ministry's statement".

It repeated the claim it was "irrefutable evidence that USA are actually covering Isis [IS] combat units to recover their combat capabilities, redeploy, and use them to promote the American interests in the Middle East".

"We find this behavior particularly disappointing and inconsistent with the spirit of the November 11 joint statement by the President of the United States and the President of the Russian Federation", said Maj.

Coalition spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon called those claims, "about as accurate as their air campaign".

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