A big difference is Jafar, who is not old enough yet to grow a beard, is wearing a bullet-proof vest and instead of getting into a Volkswagen Polo, he clambers into a giant explosive-packed armoured vehicle – with tears streaming down his face.
Sobbing at the realisation of what he is about to do, Jafar said: “I’m just scared I won’t succeed.”
He then raises his right index finger in the air – a gesture used by jihadis which means “Allah is the highest”.
His suicide mission was a small part of a large attack last Friday when more than 200 rockets and seven other suicide bombers ‘martyred’ themselves against defences in Fua.
Following the assault led by Al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate Nusra Front a ceasefire has now been declared.
Jafar is seen struggling to deal with the daunting task ahead
Jafar is hugged by his family and other jihadis before setting off
They said they are investigating reports of one of its members defecting and giving his weapons to Nusra.
In a post on Facebook this morning Division 30 said if allegations are true it will refer the defected officer to a military tribal on charges of treason.
So far they have not been able to contact him.
Jafar points his finger up in support of Allah
The smoke after the suicide mission