[VIDEO] Ex-Special Forces Soldier Working As Aid Worker Runs Through ISIS Sniper Fire To Save Little Girl
A young Iraqi girl was saved from ISIS snipers by a former U.S. Special Forces soldier working as an aid worker in war-torn Mosul.
David Eubank, a 10-year veteran of the Army Special Forces, risked his life by running into a hailstorm of sniper fire to save the little girl. The perilous rescue took place outside of a former Pepsi factory in Mosul, which has become one of the premier Iraqi battlegrounds in the enduring fight against ISIS.
There is a harrowing video of Eubank’s efforts. The video clip shows Mr. Eubank preparing himself to rush out to grab the girl from behind a tank as bullets whiz all around him and coalition forces fighting in support of Iraqi troops. Coalition soldiers dropped smoke that allowed Eubank to rush across an open area while his colleagues lay down suppressing rifle fire.
Eubank then picked up the girl in his arms and rushed her back to the protected position behind the tank. The whole event only took about 12 seconds. He later runs back to rescue another child and an injured man.
Unfortunately, Eubank could not find the toddler among the bodies of dead civilians killed by ISIS snipers as they tried to escape the city. The injured man did not survive.
Mr. Eubank relayed the dramatic rescue to a reporter from the Los Angeles Times – saying: “I thought, If I die doing this, my wife and kids would understand.” “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,” Eubank said.
At the time of the rescue – Eubank, his wife and their three children all lived near Mosul – offering relief to local Iraqis victimized by the war with ISIS. He was embedded with Iraqi troops as an aid worker when the video of his heroism was taken.
Eubank and his family are back in the United States, but he is thinking of going back to Iraq to perform more aid work.
Source: Fox News