The Golden Hour: Training First Responders in Mosul
Douma Ammar will never forget the day. She was in her Mosul neighborhood when shots rang out. A stray bullet hit her friend, wounding her gravely. With no paramedics to call for help, Douma fought for her friend’s life alone, but eventually lost. “I didn’t know how to help,” Douma said, “My friend died.” Mosul—Iraq’s second largest city—has been at the forefront of the fight against the Islamic State, also known as ISIL—the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or daesh in Arabic—for more than five months.