Disinfo: Images prove that the US is helping Daesh

Summary

Irrefutable evidence that US are actually covering ISIS combat units to recover their combat capabilities, redeploy, and use them to promote American interests in Middle East.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation. One image claimed to show an ISIS convoy leaving Abu Kamel on November 9th, 2017. What this in fact showed was a cropped screenshot from the mobile phone game AC-130 Gunship Simulator, specifically a screenshot from a promo video for the game. The other images are also not from the dates and locations claimed by the Russian MoD, but from videos filmed in Iraq in 2016. Further debunking by Bellingcat. The MoD deleted the posts from its social media accounts.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 87
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/11/2017
  • Outlet language(s) French
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Syria, US, Russia
  • Keywords: Middle East, Syrian War, Daesh
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