President Donald Trump tweets photo of a Belgian Malinois that he told worked with a team of specialized forces in the capture of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a hole beneath a composite in northeastern Syria.
President Donald Trump on Mon outed a military operation dog that hunted down the top of the Islamic State.
The name and other details respecting the dog remain a secret.
“We have de-classified a Photo of the beautiful dog that did such a GREAT JOB in catching and killing.
the Head of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi!” the president tweeted.
Gen. Mark Milley, the chair Of joint chiefs of staff, said journalists earlier Monday that the animal “performed a great service” in the Saturday night raid.
Al-Baghdadi set off an eruption that destroyed himself and three children and wounded the dog.
Milley said the dog was “slightly wounded” recovering returned duty handler at an undisclosed locating.
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He and Defense Secretary Mark Esper told the U.S. is defending the dog’s name by having any knowledge about the canine listed for now.
“We are not delivering the name of the dog right now,” Milley said. “The dog is still in the theatre.”
The U.S. military generally uses the Belgian Malinois to lead and protect troops, search out rebel forces and look for explosives.
The breed prized for its intelligence & ability to be attacking command, told Ron Aiello, president of the United States War Dogs Association.
“That’s the kind of dog you need to lead a patrol like this,” replied Aiello,
a former Marine dog-handler whose organization helps active duty and retired military dogs. “They are the first line of defence. They go out front.”
Not losing the name makes sense as a safety precaution for the same purpose you wouldn’t identify the companies who catch the part in the attack, he told. “There could be punishment.”
A Belgian Malinois service dog named Cairo completed U.S. Navy SEALs in the 2011 attack that halted Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaida, in Pakistan. President Barack Obama joined the canine at a ceremony to honour the commandos.
Trump gave a moving account of the raid in Syria, variously stating there was one dog & multiple canines involved in the process. He told that as U.S. troops and their dogs closed in, the demonstrator went “whimpering and sobbing and yelling all the way” to his death.
Donald Trump tweets photo “He reached the end of the mine, as our dogs chased him down,” Trump told.