Dutch Fighter Wounded in Battle for Shingal (FP)

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In the city of Qamishili, inside of Rojava Syrian Kurdistan, a Dutch man is recovering inside of a hospital for the Kurdish fighters of the YPG. He was reportedly wounded by an Improvised Explosive Device in the city of Shingal, where the battle against the Islamic State is in full swing.

“I just don’t know what happened. Someone got I.E.D. on me. I don’t remember anything. I just remember, they told me I got an I.E.D. on my head. They screwed me over. I just don’t know what happened, man. Just blacked out.”

Dr Abat Abu Mohammad, "Sarahat Bhotan... (Alias, actual identity withheld) When he came to us from Shingal, he'd been hit with shrapnel and he was in shock. When he came the surgeon and all the doctors gathered in. We called more doctors, and all of them came. The comrade was in a coma when he got here and there was some shrapnel in his head and his face and hands. The shrapnel came from bombs and a mortar rocket -- what the Islamic State terrorists are using. We did an operation, and took the Shrapnel out of his head, two pieces of the shrapnel were large pieces, and we were just hoping for our comrade to live. He spent five days in the intensive care unit. He's been on IV infusion and some things and he's started to get better and better.”

While the Dutchman known as Bhotan by his comrades in the YPG, fights to make a full recovery, the YPG and many other Kurdish factions of the Peshmerga continue to fight for the city of Shingal and Sinjar Mountain.

Shotlist

  1. 0:00-0:02 - Fade from black.
  2. 0:02-0:06 Driving up to Qamishili YPG Military Hospital, "Nexwesxaneya S.Xebat” and YPG checkpoint.
  3. 0:06-0:12 - Door and reflection of outside, racked focus.
  4. 0:12-0:17 - Outlying village of Mount Sinjar and Shingal City, destroyed homes, racked focus.
  5. 0:17-0:24 - Mount Sinjar, road leading to Shingal City.
  6. 0:24-0:34 - "Sarahat Bhotan", close up of bandages, rolling to chest and breathing, inside of Qamishili YPG Military Hospital, "Nexwesxaneya S.Xebat”.
  7. 0:34-0:38 - "Sarahat Bhotan", close up of tattoo that says “I have a date with death” however in backwards Arabic, inside of Qamishili YPG Military Hospital, "Nexwesxaneya S.Xebat”.
  8. 0:38-0:40 - IV bag hanging, racked focus, inside of Qamishili YPG Military Hospital, "Nexwesxaneya S.Xebat”.
  9. 0:40-0:43 - IV dripping, racked focus, inside of Qamishili YPG Military Hospital, "Nexwesxaneya S.Xebat”.
  10. 0:43-0:55 - "Sarahat Bhotan", medium shot, lying in bed, speaking, inside of Qamishili YPG Military Hospital, "Nexwesxaneya S.Xebat”.
  11. 0:55-1:05 - Panoramic view of Shingal City from Mount Sinjar, smoke rising from ongoing conflict in the city.
  12. 1:05-1:28 Dr Abat Abu Mohammad at his desk, speaking in interview, medium shot, inside of Qamishili YPG Military Hospital, "Nexwesxaneya S.Xebat”.
  13. 1:28-1:36 - "Sarahat Bhotan", close up shot of tattoo and IV tubing, inside of Qamishili YPG Military Hospital, "Nexwesxaneya S.Xebat”.
  14. 1:36-1:44 - "Sarahat Bhotan", wide shot, lying in bed, inside of Qamishili YPG Military Hospital, "Nexwesxaneya S.Xebat”.
  15. 1:44-1:54 - "Sarahat Bhotan", medium shot, lying in bed, inside of Qamishili YPG Military Hospital, "Nexwesxaneya S.Xebat”.
  16. 1:54-1:55 - Dr Abat Abu Mohammad interacting with and "Sarahat Bhotan", medium shot, inside of Qamishili YPG Military Hospital, "Nexwesxaneya S.Xebat”.
  17. 1:55-1:58 - Outlying village of Mount Sinjar and Shingal City, destroyed homes, panning shot.
  18. 1:58-2:09 - Outlying village of Mount Sinjar and Shingal City, destroyed homes, panning shot.
  19. 2:09-2:18 - Fade to black

Script

  1. voiceover
    In the city of Qamishili, inside of Rojava Syrian Kurdistan, a Dutch man is recovering inside of a hospital for the Kurdish fighters of the YPG. He was reportedly wounded by an Improvised Explosive Device in the city of Shingal, where the battle against the Islamic State is in full swing.
  2. soundbite (English)
    "Sarahat Bhotan", Dutch Fighter: “I just don’t know what happened. Someone got I.E.D. on me. I don’t remember anything. I just remember, they told me I got an I.E.D. on my head. They screwed me over. I just don’t know what happened, man. Just blacked out.”
  3. soundbite (Arabic)
    Dr Abat Abu Mohammad, Doctor of Qamishili YPG Military Hospital: "Sarahat Bhotan... (Alias, actual identity withheld) When he came to us from Shingal, he'd been hit with shrapnel and he was in shock. When he came the surgeon and all the doctors gathered in. We called more doctors, and all of them came. The comrade was in a coma when he got here and there was some shrapnel in his head and his face and hands. The shrapnel came from bombs and a mortar rocket -- what the Islamic State terrorists are using. We did an operation, and took the Shrapnel out of his head, two pieces of the shrapnel were large pieces, and we were just hoping for our comrade to live. He spent five days in the intensive care unit. He's been on IV infusion and some things and he's started to get better and better.”
  4. voiceover
    While the Dutchman known as Bhotan by his comrades in the YPG, fights to make a full recovery, the YPG and many other Kurdish factions of the Peshmerga continue to fight for the city of Shingal and Sinjar Mountain.