On November 14, 2018, Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) accused the US 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.
Photos published by MoD were verified by investigation teams of Bellingcat and Conflict Intelligence Team. 1 photo out of 5 was taken from a mobile game "AC-130 Gunship Simulator: Special Ops Squadron".
According to Conflict Intelligence Team, remaining 4 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.
Photo: Conflict Intelligence Team
"Irrefutable evidence" of MoD was later deleted from their social pages.