Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) has claimed responsibility for Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov’s murder that took place in Ankara on December 19, according to reports in the Turkish and Russian media.
The terrorist group allegedly claimed responsibility via a statemend appeared in the social media.
However, the released statement was questioned by some journalists and readers.
The problem is that the newly appeared statement uses a different font and some marks of photoshop. The statement is also not aviable in Jabhat Fatah al-Sham’s biggest social media accounts.
Another evidence is wt is written in the fake statement “JAYSH ALFATIH”
Anyone who knws #Syria wd differentiate between JFS & Jaysh Alfatih
— Karam Alhamad (@Zendetta2022) December 21, 2016
Left: Authentic JFS claim Right: Fake claim being circulated. I’ve explained how to spot the fake in red, also note the font difference. pic.twitter.com/XIy8Yy7NVX — Gissur Simonarson (@GissiSim) December 21, 2016
Andrey Karlov was shot and killed by Mevlut Mert Altintas at an art gallery exhibition opening in Ankara. The Russian Foreign Ministry considered the attack a terrorist act.
Turkey has detained at least six relatives of the attacker have been detained. Some of them are allegedly linked to the so-called Fethullah Gulen Terrorist Organization (FETO) that the Erdogan regime blames for organizing a coup attempt in July.