The war against ISIS is still raging around the globe, while soldiers fight to eradicate this plague. Military forces are doing all that they can to help fight against this vile enemy, but it is what one Special Forces soldier did that has saved countless lives. A 25-year-old special forces member snuck behind enemy lines disguised as an ISIS militant in Mosul. After sneaking into the enemies hideout, this brave soldier killed 6 ISIS militants and that was just him getting warmed up.
Over the last nine months, Iraqi troops have been doing their best to recapture the city of Mosul. The city has been the location of intense fighting as ISIS militants are not willing to let go of their stronghold that easy. If the city of Mosul is recaptured it would mark the end of the so-called caliphate that ISIS has been trying to create. Which is why one Iraqi soldier was determined to help make that possible sooner than later.
Mohammed Qasim was sent on this perilous mission disguising himself as an ISIS fanatic and conned the militants into believing him. Qasim reportedly wore a smock and scarf and then snuck past the Islamist group’s heavily guarded defenses in the northern Iraqi city. Once behind the lines, he was able to locate the locations of ammunition dumps, as well as sniper and machine gun teams.
Then before Mohammed Qasim was able to escape he was able to kill six militants before getting back to safety.
Here is more from The Daily Mail:
An Iraqi soldier has been dubbed the ‘Lion of Mosul’ after volunteering to sneak behind enemy lines on a daring mission.
Mohammed Qasim, 25, infiltrated the enemy by donning a smock and scarf and carrying an AK-47, before identifying key machine gun and sniper nests.
He then shot six ISIS fighters dead and returned to his commanders, who promptly shelled the positions before overwhelming the jihadis in an infantry attack.
Mohammed’s brave actions came in the closing days of the battle for Mosul while fighting with the SAS-trained Gold Divison of the Iraqi special forces, the Daily Mirror reported.
The Iraqi advance into Mosul’s Old City had been halted after they came under fire from ISIS, but could not figure out where from.
Commanders devised a plan for someone to infiltrate the militants, and Mohammed volunteered himself
His daring mission, which a source said saved dozens of military and civilian lives, saw him promoted in the field to the rank of lieutenant.
General Abdul Wahab al-Saadi said: ‘We are all very proud of what this soldier did. He is a very brave man. He makes us all hold our heads up high.’
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Mosul officially liberated from ISIS earlier this week, following almost eight months of fighting to retake the city.
Combat was most fierce in the streets of the Old City, with US commanders calling it the most intense seen since the end of the Second World War.
In total, it took more than four months to drive the fanatics from their hideouts there in a battle that reduced most of the district to rubble, causing an estimated $1billion worth of damage.
More than 2,000 ISIS fighters were killed in the fighting, while 1,000 Iraqi soldiers are reported to have died.
There is a reason that this brave special forces soldier is being dubbed “the lion of Mosul”. It is because what he did was incredibly brave considering what would have been done to him had he been discovered. According to a source close to the operation, Qasim “didn’t even think twice when the idea came up and he made himself a volunteer immediately.” The source also added, “If he was captured he would have been tortured very slowly and held up as a trophy by Islamic State fighters,”
What makes this mission even more astounding is how many lives this amazing man saved. Because of Qasim’s actions, he was able to extract sensitive information that possibly saved many American lives fighting ISIS. And, the good news just keeps coming after this courageous act. Shortly after Qasim returned from his dangerous mission, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over ISIS in Mosul.
“Al-Abadi said the battle is settled and the remaining pockets of ISIS are encircled in the last inches of the city,” his media office said in a statement. “It is a matter of time before we declare to our people the great victory.”
This is the fantastic news that could not have come at a better time at all. The fact that ISIS is being pushed back and Iraqi forces have been able to reclaim the city of Mosul is a reason to celebrate. Mohammed Qasim is incredibly courageous and deserves all the accolades he receives. There is no telling how many lives he saved because of his selfless act.
SHARE TO SHOW YOUR RESPECT FOR THIS BRAVE SOLDIER!
FOLLOW us on Facebook at Freedom Daily!