Damascus: A video footage capturing a Syrian rebel blowing himself up after trying to take a selfie with a bomb-rigged phone has surfaced online. The video footage shows members of Free Syrian Army gathering around the camera for a selfie.
In the video, the Syria rebels can be seen singing into a microphone. They can also be seen carrying two rifles in their hands.
The 30-second video clip shows one of the rebels picking up a mobile phone and holding it in the front to click a selfie. As he clicks a photograph, a loud explosion can be heard with flames and smoke filling up the room.
It is assumed that the mobile phone had been rigged with a bomb. As soon as he clicked a selfie, the bomb was triggered, resulting in a blast.
The rebels can then be heard shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ as they jump over the camera and escape unhurt.
The Free Syrian Army works in coalition with western countries, including France, US and UK in their fight against Islamic State in Syria. They rebels are also fighting against government forces that are loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.