A heroic former Special Forces operator-turned-aid worker was captured on video rescuing a young girl under fire from Islamic State snipers in Mosul. Watch the incredible footage above.
The Los Angeles Times identifies the man as 56-year-old David Eubank, the founder of the Free Burma Rangers—a multi-ethnic humanitarian group that provides emergency medical care and supplies to people caught in conflict zones in Burma, Iraq and Sudan.
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Eubank said he saw the girl—as well as a toddler and a wounded man—amid a group of dead civilians on a street near a Pepsi factory in Mosul, Iraq.
“There was a woman sprawled on her face. Dead,” Eubank said. “A baby, all shot up. Dead. Near them, two old people. Dead. And then you realize all those lumps of rags were kids. Dead dead dead.”
Eubank told the Times that all had been shot and killed by ISIS snipers as they tried to flee the neighborhood.
With the survivors about 150 yards away and time running out as sniper fire rained down, Eubank—working with a group of Iraqi soldiers—formed a plan.
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Source:: Tactical Life