RUDAW: Free Burma Rangers deliver aid, medical care to Baghouz escapees

7 March 2019



From the article:

BAGHOUZ, Syria – Thousands of men, women, and children have flooded out of Baghouz, the last Islamic State (ISIS) holdout in eastern Syria, since Kurdish-led forces surrounded the village. Faced with the overwhelming task of screening and caring for escapees, aid organizations have stepped in to help.

David Eubank, a former US Army Special Forces and Ranger officer, is the founder of the Free Burma Rangers (FBR), a Christian humanitarian organization that aided civilians during the battle to liberate Mosul from ISIS.

Speaking to Rudaw outside Baghouz this week, Eubank described some of the horrific injuries his volunteers are treating.

“We’ve seen over 22,000 people fleeing Daesh from Baghouz, and we’ve treated over 4,000,” said Eubank, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS.

“Many of those 4,000 wounded are children, very small, shot in the head, brains coming out. And one kid, intestines coming out, died. We couldn’t save her. And many kids shot,” he added.

Full article available at Rudaw.