Russian Federation uses fake photos to accuse United States of supporting ISIS

Russia uses video game footage to accuse U.S. of aiding ISIS

"This is the irrefutable evidence that there is no struggle against terrorism as the whole global community believes", the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement posted on Facebook along with photos.

The evidence was "irrefutable", the Russian defense ministry claimed: The US is supporting ISIS.

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

The original post by the Russian Ministry of Defence shared the following message, along with some screenshots one of which was taken from footage of AC-130 Gunship Simulator.

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow said in a statement posted on Twitter that "the U.S.is not going to spend time on the nonsensical claims by the Russian ministry of defense accusing us of complicity with ISIS, using images from video games and old photos of military operations in another country".

In the corner of the image, however, a few letters of the developer's disclaimer can still be seen: "Development footage".

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"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.

"Such actions by the coalition show that the rapid advance of the Syrian troops in Abu Kamal have disrupted USA plans to create pro-American authorities beyond the control of the Syrian government, and to manage the territories on the eastern bank of the Euphrates", it said. "All content subject to change".

The ministry is investigating its civil employee who attached a wrong photo to illustrate the ministry's statement on Abu Kamal. "As proof, the MoD's social media account posted what they claimed were Russian drone photos of the convoy heading towards the Syrian-Iraqi border", the group said.

"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.

Responding to Russia's allegations in remarks carried by Reuters, a spokesman for the US-led coalition Col Ryan Dillon said the Russian allegations were "about as accurate as their air campaign".

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