first published on May 26, 2017 by Will
An intense and gut wrenching video from the fight for western Mosul shows fleeing civilians being picked off by ISIS snipers as Iraqi Security Forces and Western volunteers assist in their escape. At one point, a mother holding a new-born infant is shot and killed.
The video was recorded and released by the Free Burma Rangers, a multi-ethnic humanitarian service movement working to assist embattled civilians in conflict zones such as Burma, Iraq, and Sudan. They work alongside indigenous forces, training, supplying, and coordinating to help provide emergency medical care, shelter, food, clothing and human rights documentation.