Suicide Bomber Filmed Crying With Fear Moments Before His Final Mission
Footage has emerged of a young suicide bomber crying just moments before setting out on his final mission.
The young jihadist, who has been named as Jafar-al-Tayyar, was fighting with al-Qaeda rebels, the al-Nursa Front, in northern Syria. He was part of an attack on the town of Fua, according to Radio Liberty.
In the footage the young man seems distressed as he is being comforted and hugged by militants around him. While sitting inside an armoured vehicle loaded with explosives, he is reportedly told, “Jafar, my brother, don’t be afraid. When you are scared, remember Allah.”
He replies: “I’m just scared I won’t succeed.”
Moments later he drives off into the distance and blows the vehicle up with a huge cloud of smoke swelling into the air. Footage of the suicide mission was purportedly filmed to glorify him as a martyr, but to many eyes he just looks scared.
Seperate footage of the attack was apparently filmed using a drone by the Al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusra Front militant group. The image above is a screenshot from that footage.