August 12, 2022

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Selfie Video Interrupted by ISIS VBIED (Volume Warning)

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A western volunteer with the YPG records the moment an SVBIED detonates and ruins the nap he was trying to get in before going back to the fight.

Anderson Bryant was a volunteer with the YPG during the assault to retake the city of Manbij from the Islamic State. This is a video he sent in from his time working with the kurds. According to the video, his position at the time of this recording was just 500 meters outside of the Islamic State controlled city.

Here is an excerpt from the message he sent us with this video.

I was with a Kurdish YPG/SDF unit during the liberation of Manbij (May-Aug 2016) in Aleppo province, northern Syria, when we were hit by an ISIS SVBIED (suicide car bomb) and ISIS began a heavy attack. Every crack you hear is a bullet hitting our building, I was just about to duck off to sleep too but that never happened. Miraculously no one was injured in that bombing and we repelled the attack after about 45 minutes.

Anderson is releasing more of the footage from his time with the YPG on his YouTube channel. You can find that at this link –

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