The unwilling suicide bomber: Teenager weeps as he is ordered to drive armoured vehicle filled with explosives | Counter-IED Report

The unwilling suicide bomber: Teenager weeps as he is ordered to drive armoured vehicle filled with explosives


September 16, 2015

Harrowing video footage has emerged showing the final moments of a reluctant teenage suicide bomber who burst into tears when ordered to blow himself up during an attack on a Syrian village.

Despite his apparent fear of dying, Uzbek national Jafar al-Tayyar is told to drive an armoured vehicle packed with explosives into the besieged villages of Fua and Kafriyeh.

Moments later Tayyar drives off into the distance and blows the vehicle up, sending a huge mushroom cloud into the air as his fellow jihadis in the Uzbek-led Imam Bukhari Jamaat militant group – which fights alongside Al Qaeda in Syria – storm the villages’ defences.

 

background