I cant imagine how terrified that poor kid was, to have adults do something like that to you and send you out to die.
Im so glad he was helped, and hope he continues to get the help he needs in such an awful location and circumstances.
If someone else puts the belt on you it's no longer a suicide belt, it's a murder belt.
When I was in Afghanistan in 2005 a grandfather came walking up to our gate with a young boy, about 6, in his arms. The boy wasn't moving. Grandfather said that he had been hurt by bad men.
We cut open the boys shirt and found he had been cut open and a bomb stuffed in his body. The grandfather didn't know.
Luckily I just set up a signal jammer at our front gate a few hours before that. It was a few tense few minutes though.
Regardless of which side this soldier is fighting on he deserves a medal, not only did he save an uncounted amount of lives if the bomb exploded he was able to deal with a terrified young boy while risking his own life, he is a hero.
Isis is definitely into extremist assholism.
Edit : Extreminist ? Wat.
Someone has a link to the vid ? It's not in the article.
I’m not sure about these folks at ISIS anymore guys.
It would be nice if we could see a follow up story to this, where this soldier is decorated for his actions and promoted. Thanks for some positive news OP.
My section leader at the time, I'll just use rank instead of a name, SSG told me a story of the first time he went to Afghanistan. He was EOD/CHEM and was attached with a Infantry Unit doing patrols and sweeps checking for IEDs in the area. 7 months in theatre during a patrol, a SAW gunner spotted someone about 200m at there 3'o clock walking around. They dropped to a defensive position with SSG looking through his ACOG (magnified sights) he could see a boy who couldn't of been more than 12 or 13 years old and a man behind him pointing at the US patrol pushing the boy towards them as the boy started a slow jog. Unfortunately SSG knew what was happening seeing tears streaming down the kids face as an adult man had strapped an explosive vest on the kid and told to run into US patrol and detonate the device killing as many soldiers as he could. He never stopped looking at the kid as everyone was asking for an order on what to do their sights trained on the little boy. SSG said he thought of his little boy back home and how he thought he was going to die that day. As luck would have it for the patrol but not the little boy, the boy had tripped on a small berm and the device prematurely detonated at that spot. SSG told me that he watched every second up until the explosion and even afterwards. Sometimes even now that he looks into a scope he says he can see an outline of a shadow lingering, he said it was like you stare at the sun then look away and have that bright spot that takes time to disappear but this was the polar opposite, never a full figure but small enough to know that it wasn't an adult. He's a great leader, a good role model, and even better friend. He manages his PTSD and is working with his brother on a start up business.