Russia uses game screenshot to try and claim US is working with ISIS

The Russian Ministry of Defence has released an image it claimed showed US forces covering the retreat of so-called Islamic State fighters. Proof, it said, of collaboration between the two sides.

The only problem? The image is actually from a video game named AC-130 Gunship Simulator. Specifically, the image comes from gameplay footage uploaded to YouTube by its little-known developer (thanks, PCGamesN).

Journalist Eliot Higgins was first to notice the Russian MOD's Twitter post as fake news:

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