Teenager weeps as he is ordered to drive armoured vehicle filled with explosives – moments before he is obliterated in mushroom cloud in attack on Syrian village
- Uzbek national Jafar al-Tayyar was ordered to blow himself up in Syria
- Older bearded jihadis encourage the teenager and pat him on the back
- But Tayyar appears terrified of dying and says he fears not succeeding
- Then bursts into tears sitting in an armoured car packed with explosives
- Final shot shows Tayyar driving into the distance and blowing himself up
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.
On his way: The video shows Tayyar driving the vehicle off into the distance where he blows himself up
Footage of Tayyar’s suicide mission was purportedly filmed to glorify him as a martyr after he blew himself up.
But far from embracing his impending death, the teenager appears terrified – openly crying as he sits in the armoured vehicle.
Off camera another militant can be heard trying to reassure him by saying: ‘Jafar, my brother, don’t be afraid. When you are scared, remember Allah.’
Slick: The Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front militant group have spoken proudly of the assault on Fua and have circulated drone video footage showing the devastation caused by their fighters
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