The soldier “Khedr Mahmoud Rabie” is known to many Syrians, especially to the people of his town, Musayaf, after he became famous in recent years about his return to life and his departure from the “funeral coffin” alive hours after his death.
The injured fighter Khedr Mahmoud Rabie spoke to “Sputnik” about his injuries during the battles of the Syrian army with the armed groups, in the hills of Kubani in the north-eastern Lattakia countryside. “During the confrontations we targeted the extremist fighters with a rocket-propelled grenade which led to the fall of a number of my comrades, I was also hit with 13 “Kalashnikov” rounds in different parts of my body” he said.
“I was taken to a nearby hospital in Lattakia, where I was given assistance to save me. The doctors who were trying to save me, announced my death, and took me to the refrigerator.”
“During the funeral, at the presence of my family and with the participation of a large crowd of citizens, I woke up and felt cold, and came out of the coffin asking for warmth, causing panic among many of those who saw me, before I lose consciousness again. Then I was taken to the operating room, where the shrapnel and bullets were taken from my body, one of my hands was amputated” he said.
To this day, the story of the injured fighter Khedr Mahmoud Rabie is still the subject of many of the people of Msuiaf and its countryside. Some believe that he died and returned to life by a divine ability. Others attribute it to a medical error in diagnosing his death, however he escaped the inevitable death and wrote a new life.