Dramatic video shows the moment former Special Forces soldier David Eubank ran through a hail of ISIS gunfire to save a young Iraqi girl in the city of Mosul.
Eubank, a 10-year veteran of the Army Green Berets who is now an aid worker, saved the child after spotting her amongst the corpses of dozens of civilians killed by ISIS snipers as they fled the city.
The LA Times describes the scene:
[I]n the distance, Eubank noticed movement among a group of corpses clustered before a wall pocked by bullets: A half-naked toddler stumbled over the bodies; a girl of about 5 peeked from under the hijab of her dead mother; propped up against the wall, a wounded man waved for help.
The sniper fire continued, and the the survivors were 150 yards away. Eubank and some Iraqi troops quickly came up with a plan: Eubank would try to rescue the girl.
“I thought, ‘If I die doing this, my wife and kids would understand," Eubank told the Times.
In the video, Eubank, wearing body armor over a black tee shirt, is seen rushing from behind the cover of a tank as others provided cover him with bursts of AK-47 fire.
Eubank is a member of the Free Burma Rangers. According to its website, the group is "a multi-ethnic humanitarian service movement working to bring help, hope and love to people in the conflict zones of Burma, Iraq, and Sudan".
Check out the dramatic video above!