Russia MoD posts mobile game screenshot as ‘compelling proof’ of US cooperation with ISIS

On November 14, the Russian Defense Ministry accused the United States of providing air cover to an IS convoy which allegedly left the Syrian town of Al-Bukamal on November 9.

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.

One photo was taken from a mobile game ‘AC-130 Gunship Simulator: Special Ops Squadron’, the OSINT group Conflict Intelligence Team reports. In particular, one can see the inscription ‘Development footage. This is a work in progress. All content subject to change’ which appeared in the game.

Moreover, according to the group, 4 out of 5 ‘drone photos’ were actually taken from videos released by the Iraqi Ministry of Defence in June 2016, showing the Iraqi Air Force bombing IS near Fallujah..

By the moment, the photos have been removed from the original post of the MoD.