The following combat footage was filmed in what is believed to be the War in Syria. It shows a retreating ISIS fighter making a chaotic and ill-planned run back to friendly lines. As he reaches a fellow fighter recording and filling his magazines with ammunition, he is hit in the back by a round. He hits the ground before drowning in his own blood as his fellow fighter continues to fill his magazines and use the body of the recently slain fighter for cover.

The fighter reloading appears to say something along the lines of: “Be patient Akhi (brother), be patient. Death will come for you soon” as he continues to reload, not stopping for an instant. The release of such a demoralizing video and the lack of Nasheed being added shows that this is more than likely captured footage. It can be assumed that the cameraman was also killed shortly after his retreating ally.

Retreating ISIS Fighter Gets Shot in the Lung & Drowns in His Own Blood

The Retreating Death took place in the SYRIAN CIVIL WAR

The Syrian civil war began in 2011 and continues to rage into its tenth year. The war in Syria is an ongoing multi-sided civil war in Syria being fought between the Ba’athist Syrian Arab Republic led by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, along with domestic and foreign allies such as Iran and Russia, and various domestic and foreign forces opposing both the Syrian government and each other in varying combinations. The war is currently the second deadliest of the 21st century.

The Syrian Civil War erupted during the Arab Spring protests in 2011. Discontent with the long-reigning Assad regime turned into protests which were subsequently put down with violent force by the Assad regime. Shortly after, the discontent erupted into armed conflict.

Retreating ISIS Fighter Gets Shot in the Lung & Drowns in His Own Blood
The Syrian Civil War. Photo by TRT World

The war is multi-sided and features a range of domestic factions: the Syrian Armed Forces and its international allies, a loose alliance of mostly Sunni opposition rebel groups (including the Free Syrian Army), Salafi jihadist groups (including Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham), the Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and the ISIS. However, the Syrian Civil War is most certainly an international conflict that features various countries being either directly involved or providing support to one or another faction such as Iran, Russia, Turkey, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

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Almost every side involved in the Syrian Civil War has been heavily criticized for their behavior or actions. The Assad government, ISIS, opposition rebel groups, Russia, Turkey, and the U.S.-led coalition have all been accused of human rights breaches and war crimes. The war has caused the most serious refugee crisis in modern times.


The Reaper Feed combat footage sector functions as a library and resource base for combat footage captured in various conflict zones around the world. It is in no way intended to glorify violence, war, or any of the armed groups depicted in the videos. It is strictly educational.

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Batya (Батя) is the founder of Reaper Feed. He is a security advisor and a high-risk expedition leader across former and active conflict zones such as Eastern Ukraine, unrecognized post-Soviet states, the North Caucasus, and the Middle East. Batya founded Reaper Feed to provide unprecedented insight into the lesser-seen sides of human conflict and modern warfare.