Amateur video appears to show Syrian rebel carrying out suicide attack
Thursday, September 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.
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