Thursday, May 18, 2017
Iraqi Journalist's Life Is Saved When His GoPro Deflects A Sniper's Bullet
Task & Purpose: Watch An Iraqi Journalist’s GoPro Deflect An ISIS Sniper’s Bullet In Mosul
When Iraqi journalist Ammar Alwaely decided to cover the U.S.-led coalition’s bloody siege of ISIS-occupied Mosul, he surely knew the risks. But Alwaely probably didn’t know how close he’d come to death — or that his camera would save his life.
On May 13, Alwaely was filming on the streets of Mosul when an ISIS sniper reportedly took a shot at him. Instead of killing him, the round deflected off of the compact GoPro camera affixed to his flak jacket, according to The Sun.
The whole incident was captured on video by Owen Holdaway, a journalist for The Sun:
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WNU Editor: Wow .... that is a close call. Here is another close call .... Iraqi soldier 'saves his squad by driving a bulldozer into an ISIS suicide car bomb, forcing it to explode... but incredibly survives' (Daily Mail).