A shocking video of a life-and-death moment went online this week, showing Iraqi journalist Ammar Alwaely’s action camera stopping a bullet that would have otherwise killed him.

“Ammar, that was f***ing close, man,” a man’s voice behind the scenes can be heard after the shot.

The incident happened in Mosul, Iraq, on May 13. The city has been the scene of a bloody operation to retake it from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) for seven months now.

Alwaely went on filming as if nothing happened after catching the bullet.

“This is my blood on your face,” he chuckled to the English-speaking journalist who filmed the whole thing.

Seventy-four journalists lost their lives in 2016, most of them working in war zones.

Source: RT