A former Navy SEAL recently revealed that ISIS is now targeting pregnant women and babies.
According to Ephraim Mattos, a retired SEAL who now provides medic and aid for the global humanitarian group Free Burma Rangers, told Fox News last week that he saw ISIS militants target pregnant women and children during last week’s Battle for Mosul.
“ISIS was just gunning down civilians in the middle of the night as they ran — women and children. We were trying to treat as many people as we could,” Mattos recounted.
“But bodies were all over the streets. An entire family lay dead right there — an old man, young parents and their baby between them,” the medic added.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Mattos, 25, arrived in Mosul in May. His accounts of the bloodshed that ensued were tragic.
“We saw two young girls, about 11 or 12, lying down. One had been shot dead in the back, the other in the head – her face was totally gone,” he said.
Mattos explained that in his seven years of being a SEAL, he had never seen anything like what he saw on the streets in Mosul.
The fighting resulted in dozens of bodies in the streets with children buried alive under dead bodies.
Mattos recalls one particular mission where they rescued several children that ISIS jihadists were using as cover. As they tried to save the kids, they had to maneuver around the corpses of pregnant women and slaughtered children.
“I was terrified. I had to will myself to go forward,” Mattos said. “But I had decided that I was prepared to die to get that little girl out of there … What ISIS was doing was just unreal. How do you shoot a little girl in the back of the head?”
This is absolutely disgusting, but thank God for people like Mattos who are willing to risk their lives to do the right thing.
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