How Babur The Migrant Worker Became Jafar The Weeping Suicide Bomber

A suicide bomber whose last moments were filmed in a disturbing propaganda video last month has been identified as Babur Israilov, a 21-year-old citizen of Kyrgyzstan.

Israilov appeared in a video published on September 18 by an Uzbek-led militant group, the Imam Bukhari Jamaat, which is loyal to the Afghan Taliban.

The young ethnic Uzbek, whose nom de guerre was Jafar al-Tayyar, was filmed weeping as a group of militants helped him climb into an explosives-packed armored personnel carrier.