Free Burma Rangers Provide Emergency Assistance in Iraq

article in The Irrawaddy
By Saw Yan Naing
15 February, 2016
Kurdish soldiers practice first aid techniques during training with the FBR. (Photo: Free Burma Rangers)

A relief team from Burma is in Iraq assisting ethnic Kurdish troops currently fighting against the jihadist group calling itself ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).

Formed in 1997, the Free Burma Rangers (FBR) has provided emergency relief to those in the remote ethnic regions of Burma plagued by over 60 years of civil war.

Since January, a group of one Kachin and three ethnic Karen ‘rangers’ from the organization have been delivering the same type of assistance in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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