Ako Rahman, a member of the Peshmerga’s 116th Brigade in Tuz, volunteered to plunge into the fighting to save more than 70 people who had been wounded by ISIS, putting them in his own bulletproof car and rushing them to the hospital.
“My aim was to prevent any captives, wounded or martyrs falling into ISIS’ hands,” he told Rudaw news. “What really made me sad… many of the wounded, we reached them too late and they bled to death.”
By the end of the rescue op, Rahman said his car had 50 to 60 bullet holes, many on the front end and windshield. He bought the Mad Max-mobile for $9,000 just four months ago; BMW has offered to give him a brand-new car and retire the heroic one to their company museum, but instead he’s giving the car to a local museum so that the symbol of Kurdish bravery will be on display for Kurds.
Compare that to the legendary John Simpson and his donkey at Gallipoli.