Russians’ ‘proof’ is vid game
THE Russian ministry of defence has been caught distributing false images it claims are from recent U.S. operations in Syria, but which in fact show scenes from a computer game and an old Iraqi military video.
The images, shared on the ministry’s official Facebook and Twitter pages, are accompanied by a caption describing the pictures as an Islamic State convoy leaving the Syrian city of Abu Kamal on November 9.
Russia claimed these pictures showed “irrefutable evidence” that the U.S.-led coalition was working together with Isis troops “to promote American interests” in the Middle East.
However, all of the images can be traced to material posted online before 2017, including a promo video for AC130 Gunship Simulator, a game from 2015.