Young Uzbek suicide bomber filmed crying before carrying out final mission in Syria

‘I’m just scared I won’t succeed,’ the young man reportedly says before being sent off to his death

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The Independent Online

Footage has emerged of a young Uzbeck suicide bomber weeping in his final moments before he is sent on his final mission.

The young jihadist, reportedly in his 20s, has been named as Jafar al-Tayyar. He was fighting with al-Qaeda aligned rebels, the al-Nusra Front, in northern Syria and was part of an attack on the mainly Shi’ite town of Fua in the Idlib province, according to Radio Liberty.

In footage obtained by The Mirror, the young man who appears physically distressed is seen being hugged and comforted by militants as he weeps before embarking on his final mission.

 

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,” before he is sent off to his death and the vehicle is seen driving away.

The footage later shows an explosion that is the result of the young man’s mission. The Times reports that more than 200 rockets were involved in the attack on Fua, with six other suicide bombs driven into the town’s defences.

The video was reportedly originally released onto YouTube but has since been removed.

The al-Nusra Front, also known as Jabhat al-Nusra, were reportedly behind the execution of at least 56 Syrian government troops at a military airport in the Idlib province this week, according to monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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