first published on October 17, 2019 by Will
The following unconfirmed video reportedly comes from the front lines of the fight between Kurdish forces and the Turkish military and their jihadist militias in north eastern Syria.
In the video we can see the jihadist proxy fighters taking turns inaccurately hip-firing from a doorway. Suddenly, a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) comes flying in and detonates right next to the head of the fighter currently firing his weapon.
While we can’t see the aftermath, it’s likely that the man in the doorway was either killed or seriously wounded. Real life explosions are much less visually stunning than the fiery blasts seen in Hollywood war movies, but it’s not the fire that kills. The close proximity of this man to the blast means he would likely have been struck by multiple pieces of deadly shrapnel and the concussion of the blast would have been seriously debilitating, if not lethal.