Syrian Rebel Accidentally Blows Himself Up While Taking Selfie

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Warning: Distressing footage.

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This is the shocking moment a Syrian rebel seems to blow himself and his fellow fighters up after using a mobile phone rigged to a bomb- just so he could take a selfie.

Footage which emerged online shows a group of eight men, who are reported to be members of the Free Syrian Army, gathered around to pose for a propaganda video, The Mirror reports.

The armed fighters are sat in front of a rebel flag as they sing into a microphone in a sign of solidarity.

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But then disaster strikes as one of the rebels holds a mobile phone up right in front of his face to an innocent selfie of the group.

As soon as he clicks the button, it triggers a massive explosion which sets fire to the room and smoke bellows out.

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The dazed rebels can be heard shouting “Allahu Akbar” as the dust begins to clear and the video, which has yet to be verified, comes to an end.

The Free Syrian Army are allied with the likes of the the UK and the United States, battling against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Islamic State.

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It remains unclear if anyone was hurt or killed in the blast.