US Special Forces operator, David Eubank, runs through ISIS gunfire to save a little girl

The moment a former US Special Forces operator-turned aid worker rescues a young girl from the line of fire in Mosul has been caught on video.

David Eubank, 56, pulled off the daring rescue in the embattled northern Iraq city, where allied forces have been on a grinding offensive to re-take the city from ISIS for the past eight months.

Eubank says he came across a group of civilians who had been gunned down by an ISIS sniper, and saw a toddler and a girl of five moving among the bodies.

A video shows him running to save the girl as two other members of the self-styled aid group – the Free Burma Rangers – provide covering fire with machine guns.