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Images prove that the US is helping Daesh

Summary of Disinformation

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.


The original Tweet by the Russian Ministry of Defence was deleted
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. Sputnik first reported about the Russia's MoD post as a fact but later changed its story. The MoD also deleted the posts from its social media accounts.

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Reported in: Issue 87
Date: 14.11.2017
Language: English
Country: Russia, US, Syria
Keywords: Syrian War, Daesh
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Ministry of Defence of Russia on Twitter and Facebook, Sputnik
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