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

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

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

Russia's Ministry of Defense ended up the target of derision after releasing an image it claimed to be "proof" that the USA military forces were working with supposed Islamic State soldiers.

In a Facebook post, the ministry said it liberated the town of Abu Kamal last week alongside the Syrian army.

CIT said one photo was taken from a mobile game called AC-130 Gunship Simulator: Special Ops Squadron, and others were screenshots of videos released by the Iraq Ministry of Defence in 2016. Russia said the Americans actively interfered with Russian airstrikes, to provide cover for the Isis fighters.

Asked about Russian allegations of the USA helping Islamic State around Albu Kamal, Colonel Ryan Dillon, spokesman for the US -led coalition fighting Islamic State, said: "The Russian ministry of defence statements are about as accurate as their air campaign and I think that is a reason for them to start, you know, coming out with their latest barrage of lies".

Shortly after the Russian defense ministry posted the photos, social media users quickly identified the fakes.

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The militants had been forced to retreat from the city of Abu Kamal in the Syrian province of Deir al-Zour, one of the last remaining IS strongholds in Syria, by the advancing government troops.

"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.

"The defense ministry is looking into a civilian employee of one of the departments who attached photos to the defense ministry's statement by mistake", a new statement was quoted by Russian agencies as saying.

"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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