Syrian rebel blows himself up while taking selfie

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London, Sep 16 (IANS) A Syrian rebel accidentally blew himself and his comrades up while taking a selfie with a phone possibly connected to a bomb, the media reported on Friday.

The 30-second clip shows eight men from the Free Syrian Army gathering around a camera. They were sitting in front of a rebel flag as they sing into a microphone, with two rifles propped up in front of them.

The unverified footage then showed one of the men picking up a phone and holding it up to take a picture of him and the other rebels, the reported.

A clicking noise can be heard moments before a sudden blast rocks the room, with flames and smoke obscuring the camera’s view.

The rebels can be heard shouting “Allahu Akbar” — God is great — as they jump over the camera to help their comrades.

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When the dust clears, the camera has been blown backwards onto the floor and is pointing towards a ceiling fan.

It is not known if anyone was injured or killed in the blast, the report said.

The rebel group is fighting against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad following the uprising in the nation in 2011.



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