Russia’s Ministry of Defence has tweeted images which pertain to show ‘irrefutable proof’ that the US is aiding ISIS.
However, one of these images was from a mobile game called AC-130 Gunship Simulator: Special Ops Squadron.
The tweet in question has since been removed, but the image in question can be seen here:
— Eliot Higgins (@EliotHiggins) November 14, 2017
The image seems to have been taken from the trailer for the game, cropped to remove the ‘In Development’ header:
The Russian Ministry of Defence has since posted an updated series of images, this time without the videogame footage:
#RusMoD shows irrefutable evidence that US are actually covering ISIS combat units to recover their combat capabilities, redeploy, and use them to promote the American interests in the Middle East https://t.co/jcb7G4MAfZ pic.twitter.com/VIMjfFGJEg
— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) November 14, 2017
A spokesperson for the US Embassy in Moscow has also responded to the claims put forward from Russia:
— Maria Olson (@USEmbRuPress) November 14, 2017