We’ve seen Islamic extremists execute suicide bombing attacks in this type of fashion many times on Best Gore. This case, even though it looks just like another suicide bombing, was different. The bomber did not blow himself up with the vehicle. Rather, just drove it to a target area, parked it there and casually walked back to his base. The Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) was then detonated remotely.
The video is from Syria and the attackers are members of the notoriously ruthless, but clearly well organized Jabhat al-Nusra. The driver wore Syrian military uniform, which is a well known tactics that’s been used by the militants since the beginning of war – they even use the same trick for production of propaganda videos in which atrocities caused by them are blamed on the regime forces.
Thus, the driver was able to get the vehicle all the way to the target area – Al Hilal building, and come back safe and sound. That no one intercepted the truck with so much armor plating must mean that the area was not under active surveillance, or if not, then the SAA simply messed up.
First video shows the bomber driving the VBIED to the target area and the subsequent explosion:
Second video is of the driver returning back without so much as a scratch: