As reports come in about Mosul, an area of Iraq that is still fighting to free itself from ISIS, the Free Burma Rangers leader David Eubank provides in-depth details to Faithwire about his latest rescue mission.
This past weekend, the American Christian missionary liberated a six-year-old Yazidi boy from his captors, a couple who purchased the child from ISIS.
— Free Burma Rangers (@FreeBurmaRangrs) January 29, 2017
The young boy named Ayman Amin has been bought and sold several times by ISIS over the last couple of years. A story line that is very familiar for many children within the Middle Eastern region being controlled by the extremist.
Most recently Amin was transported to Mosul from Tel Afar after he was purchased by an Arab family, who was confronted by Eubank and the Iraqi national forces in an effort to save the child.
Eubank explained that the unidentified Arab family was hesitant about handing over the little boy. But on Saturday when Eubank and the national forces knocked on their door the couple had no choice.
“Initially they refused to hand him over but the Iraqi Army persisted (until) the man admitted it was wrong to keep the boy,” Eubank told Faithwire.
When it comes to the details on how Eubank helped locate the child, the FBR founder said, “we found him when a Yazidi civilian living in the area informed us (our translator is Yazidi and the Yazidi have a network looking for other captured Yazidi’s).”
So “we found the boy with the man and woman who bought him from ISIS for $500.”
In an bizarre turn of events, Eubank brought one of the original “buyers” of Amin, an elderly man who purchased the young boy from ISIS because he wanted a son.
The elderly man spent an undisclosed amount of money on the child prior to him going back to ISIS and being sold to another person.
Eubank states that he located and brought the elderly man so the child would not be afraid to travel away from his “home” and get into a Humvee with strange faces.
— Free Burma Rangers (@FreeBurmaRangrs) January 22, 2017
In order for the boy to be reunited with his family, Eubank and the Iraqi forces were required to drive to Kurdistan for Amin to be reunited with his grandmother.
The FBR leader shared that Amin had not seen his grandmother in almost two years because he was held captive by ISIS.
The boy was kidnapped along with his parents by the terrorists roughly two years ago.
At this moment the child is living with his grandmother and uncle. However the whereabouts of his parents are unknown at this time.
Hours after this interview with Eubank, FBR issued a report saying that ISIS armed drones killed six and wounded twenty-six people in Northeast Mosul in two attacks on Monday.
— Free Burma Rangers (@FreeBurmaRangrs) January 30, 2017
This action marks another blow to the community who is trying to free their hands from the extremist after two long years under their rule.
FBR is a Christian organization focused on uplifting and helping the people of Syria, Iraq, Burma and Sudan.
The group is accepting donations and volunteers.
The first part of this story appeared on Monday Jan. 30th.