first published on February 25, 2016 by Will
A complacent Kurdish fighter hangs out of the front of his guard position talking to a loved one on the phone. His complacency has allowed a Daesh marksman to sneak into a close enough position to take a shot. The round impacts the Peshmerga militant, and the shockwave from the bullet is visible in his bicep just before he goes down. Complacency kills. Stay alert, stay alive.
The Islamic State initially released this video saying this footage was a kill shot. Further analysis debunks that claim.