The game has been slammed by a Syrian charity
ISIS use 50,000 civilians as ‘human shields’ as Iraqi forces blitz Fallujah. “It’s a gift to extremist factions, who will say ‘look at how they treat us and think of us – like it’s just a video game’.”
The game, which is still under development, contains what the developers say are realistic depictions of the Syrian war.
It is being crowd funded online in the hopes of securing enough to see it made.
While it isn’t known which forces the user can play as, it is thought one of them is Russia.
Vladimir Putin’s regime has been criticised for its heavy bombing of civilians in the fight against Bashar al-Assad.
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Cats Who Play, the company developing the game, set up an Indiegogo page to secure funds for it.
It reads: “This game does not claim to be a history lesson, but it shows the course of the war in all its seriousness through the major milestones, from the first days till the latest important victories over terror.”