A jihadist suicide bomber was filmed breaking down in tears before being sent to his death in war-torn Syria.
The frightened fighter, named as an Jafar al-Tayyar, from Uzbekistan, is seen being comforted by his fellow militants moments before he launches his deadly attack on Shi’ite town of Fua in Idlib Province — an Assad regime stronghold.
After he climbs into the explosives-packed armoured personnel carrier, the young man starts sobbing.
An fellow militant says: «Jafar, my brother, don’t be afraid. When you are scared, remember Allah,» the militant says.
I’m just scared I won’t succeed,” al-Tayyar tells his fellow militants.
But the footage shows he does succeed — and an earth-shattering explosion rocks the camera at the end of the video.
The video’s narrator says he is the «first volunteer mujahid (jihad fighter) of Mawarannahr,» a term used by some jihadists to refer to an area of Central Asia corresponding approximately with modern-day Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, southern Kyrgyzstan and southwest Kazakhstan.
He was a fighter for the Imam Bukhari Jamaat, an Uzbek-led faction fighting alongside the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front, reports Radio Liberty.
Terror groups, including ISIS, frequently use foreign-born fighters in suicide bomb attacks.