Russia Tried to Pass off a Video Game as Combat Footage

15 November, 2017, 00:22 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • 11_14_Russia_Syria

Earlier Tuesday, the MoD uploaded images on Facebook and Twitter, which it said were evidence that the USA were actually covering up Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) combat units.

A woman walks at a damaged site after an airstrike in the rebel-held city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta Syria November 2, 2017.

Early on November 14th, the Russian Ministry of Defense posted messages on social media in Russian, Arabic, and English describing "irrefutable evidence" that US forces were saving, not attacking ISIS forces.

Russia's military admitted Tuesday that footage it initially claimed showed cooperation between the USA and the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Syria actually originated from a computer game, but defended its findings with alternative evidence.

But the monitor Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT), along with a number of social media users, was quick to compare one of the images with an identical still from the wargame "AC-130 Gunship Simulator: Special Ops Squadron". The images were from the game AC-130 Gunship Simulator, available for iOS and Android.

The social media post for both its Russian language channel and the English-language version were also deleted following the revelation that the scene was from a video game.

Tennessee Fires Butch Jones; Hoke Is Interim Coach
Tennessee's Interm Head Coach Is? An inexplicable loss at SC previous year ruined Tennessee's division title hopes. Jones had three years remaining on his contract, which owed him $4.1 million annually through the 2020 season.

Packers' rocky season continues with loss of Bennett
Bennett, who signed a three-year, $21-million contract in the offseason, rejoins the club he won a Super Bowl with last season. In 16 games for the Patriots past year , Bennett had 55 receptions for 701 yards and seven touchdowns.

Twitter Erupts Over 280 Character Tweets: '140 Characters Closer to Armageddon'
Long-form tweeting is now the standard for everyone, and the changes are in the process of rolling out to all users. We'll continue listening and working to make Twitter easier for everyone while making sure we keep what you love.

In the corner of the image, however, a few letters of the developer's disclaimer can still be seen: "Development footage".

The ministry claimed the image showed an IS convoy leaving a Syrian town last week aided by USA forces. The statement wasn't even fully cropped out of the images that Russian Federation tweeted.

It said the US-led coalition refused requests to cooperate and "eliminate fleeing Isis convoys".

Russia's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday an employee had attached the wrong photos to a statement accusing the United States of providing de-facto air cover for so-called Islamic State in Syria after the mistake was spotted online.

"So again, that is pretty consistent with what we have seen come out of Russian MOD as being baseless, inaccurate and completely false".

Recommended:



Popular

'We are Nigeria' - Twitter reacts to Super Eagles dismantling of Argentina
The global friendly game between Argentina and Nigeria gets underway at the Krasnodar Arena on Tuesday 14 November at 17:30 CET. This will be their first game against a non-African side since they played Luxembourg in May past year .

Man in Custody After Stabbing at Mall of America
The suspect was also wounded, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "We saw two cops running toward Macy's", she said . Family members were apparently able to disarm the suspect and Bloomington police took the suspect into custody.

Disneyland Shuts Down 2 Cooling Towers After Legionnaires' Disease Sickens Park Visitors
It is treated with antibiotics and hospital care, but one in 10 of those who contract the disease dies from infection. The other three cases were among residents of Anaheim, but they did not visit the park during the outbreak.

Whole Foods adds Amazon pop-up shops
The pop-up stores are an expansion of Amazon's strategy of selling its first-party devices inside Whole Foods. The tech giant announced today that it will open pop-up stores at five Whole Foods locations next week.

England's Southgate has big calls to make
Pickford's distribution was outstanding and he made several fine saves to keep the German forwards at bay. He has been a top performer in our junior teams for a long time.

Conor McGregor enters Bellator ring, confronts referee
McGregor then followed Goddard across the cage before giving him a slight shove him in the back, just before officials intervened. The Bellator 187 event took place Friday evening in Dublin and is scheduled to air on tape delay in the USA on Spike TV.

LiAngelo Ball, two other UCLA players released after arrest in China
A US State Department official said: "We are aware of reports of three US citizens arrested in China and stand ready to assist". Chinese foreign ministry officials previously said that the Chinese government had reported the incident to U.S. officials.

Watch A Koenigsegg Agera Hit 284mph In Stunning Onboard Footage
It managed the feat in 37.28 seconds, 26.88 seconds of which were used to reach the top speed of 400 km/h (249 mph). The closure was set to be in place for two days but the Koenigsegg team broke the record early on the first day.

US President Donald Trump begins Asia tour, lands in Japan
Abe and Trump , following a second day of meetings, confirmed that North Korea has been the dominant topic of their discussions. It was not pleasant for them, was it?' said Trump , who wore a leather bomber jacket as he addressed the troops.

Harassment of women can't be tolerated, says Ivanka in Japan
Traveling on a 14-hour commercial flight from Washington, she was met at the gate by Ambassador William Hagerty and his wife, Chrissy.