The Girl in the Yellow Dress and the Man Who Gave His Life for Her

Mosul, Iraq

26 June 2018

At Left: Slowly, a Karen medic, in the shot up Humvee helping keep the girl and father alive. At right: Shaheen, our translator who gave his life helping rescue the girl, shields an Iraqi soldier from the sun. To watch the video, please click the photo above.
At Left: Slowly, a Karen medic, in the shot up Humvee helping keep the girl and father alive. At right: Shaheen, our translator who gave his life helping rescue the girl, shields an Iraqi soldier from the sun. To watch the video, please click the photo above.

 

On May 4, 2017, the Free Burma Rangers Iraq team helped rescue a family who had been shot while trying to flee ISIS sniper fire. During the rescue,¬†a daughter, Aisha, and her father were shot again. Our translator, Shaheen, was also shot during the rescue and later died. Muhammad, our Iraqi friend, was shot six times while rescuing Shaheen. This video tells more of the rescue story, Shaheen’s sacrifice, and what happened afterward.

The original rescue report is available here and an additional follow-up report is available here.