Intense Helmet Cam Video ➠ Americans Fighting Alongside The Kurds Against ISIS Come Under Hail Of Gunfire
God bless these braves Americans drawn by their Christian faith to fight, and God bless the Kurds.
Via The Blaze:
Running through a field toward cover just outside a village in the Iraqi city of Daquq, Chris Toney said he could practically feel the hail of bullets whizzing past his head. He could hear the sound of the unsettling “crack” that bullets make when they hit nearby, just another reminder that his time on Earth could end in an instant.
“Down!” one of his commanders screamed.
The order sent Toney and his fellow fighters to the ground, the sound of rapid gunfire still ringing out in the distance. He had already witnessed one of his fellow Americans get shot in the leg right in front of him.
As he lay face-down in the grass, Toney said, he thought about why his team was so badly outmanned by Islamic State militants.
He said the fighters had kept him and his team pinned down by sniper fire for hours. When a United States aircraft finally arrived to lay down some air cover, everyone was relieved — but that relief was short-lived.
The U.S. aircraft, Toney said, dropped one bomb on a “piece of crap” truck and another that turned out to be a “dud” that failed to detonate. The plane then left and didn’t return, he recalled.
However, the problem of 150 to 200 militants determined to kill Toney and the rest of his unit remained. He said they realized they had no choice but to retreat.
Toney was able to make it to cover and survive the terrifying clash with the Islamic State. Two of his fellow Americans were injured during the op, one with the gunshot to the leg and another with a nasty shrapnel wound. But they were alive.
Toney, a Navy veteran, is no longer in the military. He was not in Iraq as a sanctioned member of the U.S. military, but rather as a volunteer, moved by his Christian faith to take the fight to the Islamic State.