U.S. denies Russian collusion charges with militants
Top officials with U.S. coalition battling Islamic State in the Middle East flatly denied claims being circulated on social media by Russia, supposedly providing evidence Washington is colluding with the terror group.
“Their statements are as accurate as their air campaign,” Col. Ryan Dillon, the top U.S. military spokesman in the region, said Tuesday.
Col. Dillon’s comments come in response to purported surveillance imagery showing “irrefutable evidence” of U.S. forces assisting an Islamic State convoy moving toward the Syrian-Iraqi border.
Moscow quickly deleted the posts after it was revealed that the so-called “surveillance imagery” that ran online was actually a screenshot from a mobile video game featuring the U.S. Air Force’s C-130 gunships.