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Launched December 31, 2019...MOMENT OF TRUTH: The Free Burma Rangers. FBR identifies itself as a multi-ethnic humanitarian group working in Burma, Syria, Iraq and Kurdistan. Burma is the former name of Myanmar and is still commonly used. Dave Eubank established the FBR in Myanmar in 1997, with a slogan drawn from a Bible verse calling on people to 'preach good news to the poor' and 'release the oppressed.’ Early 2019, the group helped to ferry out thousands of people who streamed out of the last scrap of Islamic State territory in Syria’s far east, where the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces Syrian (SDF) defeated the jihadist group on the conventional battlefield. Shelling by Turkey-backed opposition fighters killed Zau Seng a Myanmar national working as a cameraman, medic and member of the humanitarian team FBR in northeastern Syria where fighting between Kurdish fighters and Turkey-backed gunmen continued. David Eubank, a former member of US Army Special Forces and the founder of the Free Burma Rangers, stated that the attack occurred about 4km from the northern town of Tal Tamr. Eubank said the medic, Zau Seng, was hit in the head by shrapnel from a mortar shell that struck nearby as he was filming a video of the fighting. 'He died right away and we brought him here to Tal Tamr,' Eubank said, which also showed one of the aid group’s armored vehicles hit by shrapnel. Eubank added that an Iraqi team member was also wounded in the mortar attack, which he blamed on the 'Free Syrian Army and Turks, Zau Seng was my brother and hero.' He leaves behind a wife, Lunu, and daughter, who celebrated her first birthday today. Images by Carol Guzy/ZUMA Press..
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Free Burma Ranger medic with surgery gloves on grabs a rifle to protect injured from potential incoming attackers. Humanitarian group Free Burma Rangers on a rescue mission of Kurdish YPG soldiers fighting Turkish forces on a road from Tel Tamir, at the front line. They defended themselves from fierce gunfire, 6 tank rounds and an RPG attack to rescue a soldier with internal injuries. His friend was heard to say in the ambulance that he would blow himself up if his friend died and appeared succumbing to the fear of battle.
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Syrian forces withdraw. The battle moves to approximately 2 kilometers from Tel Tamir, Syria as fierce fighting wages with Turkey forces. Humanitarian group Free Burma Rangers rescues injured soldiers at the front line. Wounded are brought to a hospital in the besieged city as tires burn to act as cover from airstrikes.
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Humanitarian group Free Burma Rangers rescues injured soldiers at the front line. Wounded are brought to a hospital in the besieged city as tires burn to act as cover from airstrikes.
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Humanitarian group Free Burma Rangers rescues injured soldiers at the front line. Wounded are brought to a hospital in the besieged city as tires burn to act as cover from airstrikes.
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DAVE EUBANK with Free Burma Rangers, hugs a local resident near a church formerly destroyed by ISIS in Tel Nasir, Syria. Earlier IDPs, Internally Displaced Persons, that fled the conflict with Turkey in Syria and also local village residents receive food, water and blankets from Free Burma Rangers near the front line. Eubanks stated 'Call it Turkish zone of invasion, zone of genocide anything but a safe zone.'
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A Free Burma Ranger overcoming with anguish as his compatriot just died. Local reggae kids watch. The humanitarian group Free Burma Rangers after a rescue mission of Kurdish YPG soldiers fighting Turkish forces on a road at the front line. During one rescue they defended from fierce gunfire, six tank rounds and an RPG attack to rescue a soldier with internal injuries.
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Free Burma Rangers (FBR) and hospital staff try to revive ZAU SENG, a videographer and medic for the humanitarian group FBR who was killed in a mortar attack at the front line in the conflict with Turkey near Tel Tamir. They were at a casualty collection point to rescue wounded. Seng was from Burma and left a wife and baby who celebrated her first birthday today.
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Free Burma Rangers (FBR) and hospital staff try to revive ZAU SENG, a videographer and medic for the humanitarian group FBR who was killed in a mortar attack at the front line in the conflict with Turkey near Tel Tamir. They were at a casualty collection point to rescue wounded. Seng was from Burma and left a wife and baby who celebrated her first birthday today.
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ZAU SENG, a Free Burma Ranger member killed in conflict with Turkey was honored by SDF and local residents as one of their own at a Martyr funeral in Derrik, Syria. Dave Eubank (front) of FBR carried the coffin with his team and prayed during the tribute.
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ZAU SENG, a Free Burma Ranger member killed in conflict with Turkey was honored by SDF and local residents as one of their own at a Martyr funeral in Derrik, Syria.DAVE EUBANK of FBR and team prayed during tribute. He said during ride to cemetery the women singing would touch his coffin, saying, 'My son, my sonâ' which deeply touched him. He has many times apologized for what has been called a betrayal, 'It hurt my heart' and I pray that God heals this wound that my country gave you.
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Soldiers are rushed to a hospital during a bloody day on the front line in the conflict with Turkish forces.
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Zau Seng, was a Free Burma Ranger (FBR) member was killed in conflict with Turkey. The Free Burma Ranger team pray tribute to Zau Seng after he was killed , while trying to help refugees.
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A Free Burma Ranger gives a Syrian child a ride on his shoulders.
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Free Burma Rangers carry an injured girl into a hospital.
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Free Burma Rangers vehicles in convoy at dawn.
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Free Burma Rangers founder DAVE EUBANK pays his respects to a newly married Syrian couple.
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Free Burma Rangers founder DAVE EUBANK hugs some kids next to his ambulance/FBR vehicle.
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Zau Seng, was a Free Burma Ranger (FBR) member who was killed in a conflict with Turkey. The FBR team with DAVE EUBANK (L) pray tribute to Zau Seng.
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Zau Seng, was a Free Burma Ranger (FBR) member was killed in conflict with Turkey. The FBR team with DAVE EUBANK (L) pray tribute to Zau Seng.
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DAVE EUBANK and his Burma Ranger team pays tribute to Zau Seng. Seng, was a Free Burma Ranger (FBR) member was killed in conflict with Turkey.
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Free Burma Ranger rifle and vest.
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Syrian Kurdish YPG soldiers care for puppies at a checkpoint on the road to Tel Tamer, Syria in middle of a very heavy conflict area. Smoke from burning oil is used to shield from drone and airstrikes. The frontline has moved to approximately 2 kilometers from the city with fierce fighting.
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Free Burma Rangers playing with children of refugee children and giving them supplies at frontline, near Turkey and Iraq. The war began in March 2011 with major unrest in Damascus and Aleppo, is being fought by several factions: the Syrian Armed Forces and its international allies, a loose alliance of mostly Sunni opposition rebel groups (including the Free Syrian Army), Salafi jihadist groups (including al-Nusra Front), the mixed Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
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Free Burma Rangers talking to young children refugees near frontline.
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FRB (FreeBurma Ranger) playing with sheep near front-line. The Free Burma Rangers identifies itself as a multi-ethnic humanitarian group working in Burma, Syria, Iraq and Kurdistan. Eubank established the FBR in Myanmar in 1997, with a slogan drawn from a Bible verse calling on people to ''preach good news to the poor'' and ''release the oppressed''. The group helped to ferry out thousands of people who streamed out of the last scrap of Islamic State territory in Syria's far east, where the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces Syrian (SDF) defeated the jihadist group on the conventional battlefield.
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Dust war torn roads, near frontline. Syrian Arab IDPs that fled fierce fighting with Turkish forces in their villages at the frontline are now staying in Abu Kabira near Tel Tamir.
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Refugees at makeshift camp warming themselves at their fire in middle of field near frontline. The Syria war began in March 2011 with major unrest in Damascus and Aleppo, and still evolving.
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A young refugee in middle of field near frontline. The Syria war began in March 2011 with major unrest in Damascus and Aleppo, and is being fought by several factions: the Syrian Armed Forces and its international allies, a loose alliance of mostly Sunni opposition rebel groups (including the Free Syrian Army), Salafi jihadist groups (including al-Nusra Front), the mixed Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).(null)
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Free Burma Rangers handing out fresh bread and basic supplies to refugees near frontline. Syrian Arab IDPs that fled fierce fighting with Turkish forces in their villages at the frontline are now staying in Abu Kabira near Tel Tamir, Syria. They receive water and bread from humanitarian group Free Burma Rangers. They said the needs were great, especially for blankets in the cold night air.
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Free Burma Ranger greeted warmly by refugees near frontline, fleeing for their lives as Turkish forces in their villages at the frontline are now forced to stay in Abu Kabira near Tel Tamir. They receive water and bread from humanitarian group Free Burma Rangers. They said the needs were great, especially for blankets in the cold night air.
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DAVID EUBANK, head of Free Burma Ranges dances with his men and refugees near the frontline after giving them medical support and bread , water and other vital supplies.
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Carol Guzy

CAROL GUZY is an American documentary photojournalist. As a young girl, ZUMA Press photographer, Carol Guzy always wanted to be an artist. But as she was coming of age in a working-class family in Bethlehem, Pa., such an ambition seemed impossible. ''Everyone I knew said, 'Oh, if you're an artist, you'll starve,''' she recalls. ''You have to do something really practical.''' So Guzy chose to go to nursing school. Halfway through she realized she would not, could not, be a nurse. ''I was scared to death I was going to kill someone by making some stupid mistake,'' she laughs. So while she was trying to figure out what to do with her life, a friend gave her a camera and she took a photography course. Guzy fascination with photography led to an internship and then a job at the Miami Herald. In 1988 she moved to The Washington Post. Carol photographs have won four Pulitzer Prizes and three Photographer of the Year awards in the National Press Photographers' annual contest. ''I don't believe the Pulitzers belong to us, I think we just accept them for the people who are in our stories,'' said Guzy. ''They're the courageous ones.'' From her shots of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti to Albanian refugees fleeing violence in Kosovo, Guzy captures moments of disaster and human suffering:721



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