Stunning Footage Shows Aid Worker Running Through ISIS Gunfire To Save Little Girl (18+)

starfisherPublished: June 26, 2017Updated: June 28, 2017
Published: June 26, 2017Updated: June 28, 2017

At first, David Eubank thought he was looking at a pile of rags in the street. Then, he realized they were dead bodies.

Eubank, who served in the military for 10 years before founding the humanitarian aid group Free Burma Rangers (FBR), was standing inside Mosul, Iraq, where ISIS and Iraqi forces are entering one of the deadliest parts of their years-long civil war. While he was looking at the dead with his FBR comrades, the 56-year-old suddenly saw something move across the road, amidst fire from ISIS.

"We go, 'oh my god, there are people alive over there,'" Eubank told A Plus in a phone interview. "So I just prayed, 'God, how can we do this? How can we rescue them?' I've been 20-something years in Burma, a lot of shooting… in Iraq three years, Mosul nine months, constant combat. So it wasn't like we didn't know what we were doing. So when I say, 'you could not cross the road' — I mean it. You couldn't do it. You'd be dead."

But in just a few moments, that's exactly what Eubank would do.

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