A gruesome new video has emerge showing the torn body of a failed Islamic State (Isis) suicide bomber after his explosives detonated early. The bomber is found alive and even speaking a bit despite missing the bottom half of his body.
According to the Daily Mail, footage after the incident shows the suspected IS bomber speaking a few words and moving his head following his dismemberment. The failed attack on Houthi rebels in Yemen allegedly occurred after the man's bomb belt detonated too early.
The video was taken by a bystander in the city of Aden and later posted online. In it, a group of onlookers slowly approach the bomber who was ripped in two. The short clip does not feature the man's lower half, but does show him moving his head and muttering one or two indistinguishable words, the Daily Mail reported. As he attempts to speak, an onlooker says, "He is still alive. He [does] not have [a] chance. He cannot survive." Subtitles on the video reveal he was an IS bomber who was driving a motorcycle at the time of the incident.
The Middle Eastern country has been enveloped in a deadly civil war between forces loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is currently in Saudi Arabai, and the Iran-backed Houthi militia. Members of Al Qaeda's regional offshoot and a faction of IS are also participant in the conflict. The Daily Mail reported that Saudi Arabia has begun airstrikes on behalf of Hadi's regime in an effort to hold off the Shia rebels.
A reported 21 Houthi rebels have died in the Saudi-led coalition strikes, officials said on 3 November. Another eight civilians were killed by a land mine and four anti-Houthi fighters were killed in street conflicts. All were killed in Taiz, Yemen's third-largest city, The Associated Press reported. According to the United Nations, at least 2,615 civilians have died since the airstrikes began in March.