U.S. TV uses Russian airstrike footage to claim U.S. hits on ISIS oil trucks

An interesting take on the battle to keep us all safe.

OffGuardian

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A still from a Russian Ministry of Defense video showing airstrikes against ISIS oil trucks in Syria.

Moon of Alabama writes:

[…] I have found no video of U.S. hits on Islamic State oil tanker assemblies.

The U.S. PBS NewsHour did not find any either.

In their TV report yesterday about Islamic State financing and the claimed U.S. hits on oil trucks they used the videos Russia provided without revealing the source. You can see the Russian videos played within an interview with a U.S. military spokesperson at 2:22 min [see below].

The U.S. military spokesperson speaks on camera about U.S. airforce hits against the Islamic State. The video cuts to footage taken by Russian airplanes hitting oil tanks and then trucks. The voice-over while showing the Russian video with the Russians blowing up trucks says: “For the first time the U.S. is attacking oil delivery trucks.” The video…

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