Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Inside Jabhat al Nusra - the most extreme wing of Syria's struggle
One of the men behind a series of jihadist attacks inside Syria tells Ruth Sherlock about their battle to overthrow President Assad.
The blocks of explosive that lay neatly stacked on the back seat, connected by thin wires, weighed down the silver saloon car.
Gripping the steering wheel tightly, the man known to his comrades as Abu Hafez al-Shami looked steadily at the video camera, uttering a final message as he prepared himself to die: "I ask God to make me do well in this operation, and please, my brothers, pray for us."
A few minutes later, a small grey mushroom cloud erupted over the military base in central Damascus that al-Sibahi attacked – blowing four Syrian soldiers to oblivion along with himself, and injuring many more.
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