As the war continues between the Iraqi forces and ISIS, another small victory was experienced against the terrorist group when a Kurdish Peshmerga fighter, Ako Abdulrahman, rescued and protected people with a 1990s bullet proof BMW.
The foreign made car was purchased by Abdulrahman for $10,000 to withstand the shots of the extremist.
On the purchase, he said, “my friends were very happy when I bought the armored car.”
“We started driving in it to the front line near Kirkuk, not worried about ISIS drive-by shootings or roadside bombs,” Abdulrahman told CNN.
The 32-year-old man and father was called into immediate action at the end of last month, when dozens of ISIS members conducted a series of attacks on the area outside of Mosul.
The targets included Iraqi fighters and civilians, leaving 64 dead and 100 civilians were wounded and others just left stranded because of “indiscriminate” shooting by ISIS, CNN reported.
Abdulraham, stepped in and acted heroically. Saying, “I told myself, this is the right time to help people, this is the right moment to do it. I am a fighter and I have a bulletproof car, shame on me if I can’t help.”
Adding that, “I kept telling myself, my people are in danger, they need me, my city is in danger, I have to protect it.”
In response to this, he drove the car in and out of the city with injured parties. And reaction by extremist included targeting the vehicle.
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The Governor of Kirkuk, the city outside of Mosul, Dr. Najmaldin Karim personally thanked the Iraqi fighter and rewarded Abdulraham with a new car and financial compensation of 500,000 Iraqi dinars which equates to $385.
Real heroes drive Bimmers 🙌🏼
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The man turned down the new car by the auto manufacturer and just requested for the current vehicle to be fixed so he can continue.
“I am not a hero, I am only an ordinary Iraqi who wants to defend his country from criminals and killers,” he said.