ISIS has had a stronghold on Mosul, Iraq for quite awhile now. The 600,000 residents of Mosul have long been tormented by the terrorist group. Many of its citizens have been left or been killed. David Eubank, Former US Special Forces operator-turned aid worker, has done his part in helping the citizens of Mosul. His most recent video features his daring rescue of a child.
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The video, which was published by Eubank’s foundation, Free Burma Rangers, shows the 56-year-old and his team spotting a child and a toddler climbing over a mound of dead bodies, allegedly the result of ISIS as they battle for Mosul.
The heart-pounding video shows a firefight at the location and shows an unarmed Eubank as he asks his team to lay down suppression fire and to pop a smoke grenade to mask his movements.
As he is covered from the smoke and suppression fire from his team, Eubank darts from behind the tank the team is using as cover and grabs the little girl.
Wearing only a bulletproof vest and helmet, Eubank emerges with the little girl draped over him. Once back behind the safety of the tank, an Iraqi interpreter leads the girl to a safe area and away from the kill zone she found herself in.
He went back for the toddler shortly after the video ended but was apparently unable to find him. In a separate attempt, Eubank tries to save a man who had been injured in the attack, but he succumbed to his wounds shortly after being rescued.
Eubank has been modest when asked about his organization. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, he said: “I believe God sent me here, and I don’t think about security… but I always ask myself if I’m doing it out of pride.”
He knows the risk of what he is doing, but he has the support of his wife and kids as all of them regularly visit the war-torn area to helping the people there.
He also noted that if his time comes early, he would have no regrets and his family would understand. ‘I thought, “If I die doing this, my wife and kids would understand,” he told the Times.