The Thabat News Agency is mostly known for publishing content in support of al-Qa'ida and its affiliates. However, the agency also publishes articles by members of groups not officially part of al-Qa'ida. A recent example is this article on first aid instructions written by Abu al-Harith al-Tibbi ('Abu al-Harith the Medical Guy'), who is head of the medical office of the jihadist group Ansar al-Tawheed (based in northwest Syria).
Below is the original article with my translation.
First aid for the wounds
Praise be to God and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of God, his family, companions and whoso is loyal to him. As for what follows:
Mujahid brother, these are some of the first aid for wounds (head, chest, abdomen):
First: head wounds: do not try to remove anything implanted in the skull but rather place bandaging around it, and any wound present in the head alone place for it a bandage without stopping the bleeding, and in the event of wounds in the eye place a bandage only for the wounded eye and leave the second eye alone without a bandage so that the senses of the wounded inside the battle are not weakened. The bandage is essentially a piece of muslin strengthened with medical plaster.
Second: chest wounds: try to remove the cartridge pouch or armour that the wounded is wearing and likewise the clothes from the place of the wound in the event that there is a penetrating wound that is basically the entry of the fired projectile or shrapnel inside chest, which results in problems in breathing. You must place a chest valve for the wound. If there is no ready valve, you can make a replacement that is basically a piece of nylon strengthened with medical plaster from three sides. And leave the fourth side open so that the air or blood can go out from inside the chest.
And before you place the valve, you must clean around the wound so that the valve sticks well. If the wound is (entry and exit) for the fired projectile, close the place of exit with a bandage not giving access to the air, and place the chest valve in the place of the entry of the fired projectile or shrapnel. As for positioning, either the person should be standing or you place him in the recovery position and the wounded side faces downwards.
Third: abdomen wounds
If the wounds are superficial, we place for them a bandage only. And if there is an exit for the intestines from the abdomen to the outside, we undertake the following steps:
1. We undertake an operation of containment of the intestines and place them above the abdomen but we do not restore them to the inside.
2. We prepare a piece of medical muslin or cloth and place on them salty serum or water and cover with it the intestines so they remain humid.
3. We undertake an operation of making firm the intestines on the abdomen so they do not fall to the ground on transferring the wounded.
Note: we place the wounded in the stomach exercise position.
And God is the guarantor of success.
Written by: Abu al-Harith al-Tibbi