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Amateur video appears to show Syrian rebel carrying out suicide attack

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 - 01:01

(WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)Amateur video posted on a social media website purports to show a Syrian rebel blowing up a government checkpoint in what appears to be a suicide attack. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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The sound of music as amateur video out of Syria shows a truck purportedly laden with explosives. Later the footage, which can not be independently verified by Reuters shows a man in the drivers seat as he prepares to launch a suicide attack at a government checkpoint near Damascus. The rebel fighter is said to be a member of al-Nusra. He makes preparations for the attack. Later in the video, a vehicle is seen exploding as it reaches the checkpoint . More than 100,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began more than two years ago, and there is still no sign of an end to the violence.

Amateur video appears to show Syrian rebel carrying out suicide attack

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 - 01:01

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