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American Veteran Saves Girl from ISIS: See the Dramatic Video

This man credited God the whole time — and it isn't the first time he's taken decisive action to rescue someone

A brave U.S. veteran risked his life to save a girl from the hands of ISIS, as seen in a dramatic video taken earlier in June.

The vet, identified as David Eubank, ran directly into danger to pull a little girl to safety in Mosul, Iraq.

“Americans dropped smoke,” Eubank, 56, told the Christian Broadcasting Network. “Iraqis gave us a tank. I ran behind it praying the whole way, and God made it happen.”

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The video, seen below, surfaced in media reports. Eubank is an ex-U.S. Army Special Forces soldier. He pulled the girl away from her dead mother on June 2. The girl had been hiding among the bodies of her family for almost two days.

“It was, I believe, God’s power that helped us rescue that girl … The American air dropping smoke, the Iraqis providing that tank, and all of y’all out there praying is how it happened,” Eubank told the Christian Broadcasting Network.

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Eubanks and workers from his humanitarian aid organization, Free Burma Rangers, were assisting civilians as they fled war-torn areas of Iraq held by ISIS militants.

“This past weekend our team in Mosul, Iraq, received news of civilians trapped by ISIS and hiding among the bodies of those already massacred by ISIS as they were trying to flee,” the Free Burma Rangers group posted to Instagram on June 6. “We prayed and God opened a way that … the team was able to … rescue two people initially and then seven people the next day.”

Related: ISIS May Be Starting to Collapse, Like This Mosque in Mosul

In May, Eubanks said he rescued a different girl from ISIS — in a similar situation.

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