In a shocking moment in Iraq, the Iraqi soldiers were filmed disarming a 7-year-old kid who had a suicide bomb strapped around his waist.
The kid was wearing a full Eden Hazard (Chelsea) kit and was captured outside the war-torn Iraqi city of Mosul. In the video, published by the Mail, a soldier is seen disarming the kid to reveal the explosive belt fastened to his west. In the two-minute clip, the soldier is cutting away the device while telling the 7-year-old; ‘Don’t be afraid’.
The video, released on LiveLeak, was filmed on 18th of March and the soldier explains that the child, who he says is about seven, was sent by ISIS.
His name is thought to be Uday, says he was sent by ‘Amo’, which means uncle, with instructions to target ‘the army’. The soldier asks the kid to lift his arms and while stripping off the bomb, a mobile phone and some batteries were found.
This war prone city of Iraq is being evacuated by the government, but the activists are blocking the moment, says Iraqi officers.
“Our forces control around 60 percent of the west now,” Defence Ministry spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Rasool told a news conference in eastern Mosul. ‘It’s the Old City now with small streets and it’s a hard fight with civilians inside. We are trying to evacuate them.
“We are a few hundred metres from the mosque now, we are advancing on al-Nuri. We know it means a lot to Daesh,” he said, using an Arab acronym for Islamic State.