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Top dog: Hero K9 of al-Baghdadi raid returns to duty after treatment (and presumably treats) – USA TODAY

Tom Vanden Brook


Revealed 4: 45 PM EDT Oct 28, 2019

WASHINGTON – The protection drive canine credited within the raid that killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has returned to accountability after remedy – and presumably treats – after struggling minor wounds within the operation.

Military Gen. Tag Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, refused to begin the canine’s title for safety causes.

“The canine is calm in theater,” Milley defined to journalists Monday at a Pentagon briefing.

The protection drive’s high officer credited the hound’s “expansive carrier” and acknowledged it (gender wasn’t launched, each) grew to become as soon as barely wounded within the operation to buy down the chief of ISIS, the terrorist group.

The canine is a Belgian Malinois, a breed favored by the protection drive for delicate missions, in keeping with a Safety Division dependable not licensed to enlighten publicly. A Belgian Malinois accompanied Navy SEALs on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

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The canine accompanied a drive of U.S. explicit operators who positioned and tracked al-Baghdadi at his compound in northwest Syria, about 4 miles from the border with Turkey, Milley acknowledged.

President Donald Trump acknowledged al-Baghdadi killed himself by detonating a suicide vest after being trapped in a tunnel. Trump lamented that the canine grew to become as soon as wounded within the operation.

“Our canine, I title it a canine, a sleek canine – a proficient canine – grew to become as soon as injured and launched assist,” Trump acknowledged.

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Moreover at Monday’s briefing, Milley and Safety Secretary Tag Esper outfitted a few extra minute print in regards to the raid:

  • The protection drive captured two grownup male mates of al-Baghdadi and revel in them in custody. 
  • Al-Baghdadi’s stays had been eradicated and positively recognized by DNA at a rep facility. His stays had been disposed of neatly, Milley acknowledged with out elaborating.
  • Video of the raid, which Trump referred to Sunday in his briefing, is being reviewed and parts of it should additionally very neatly be launched. It’s not certain if the canine had been outfitted with a digicam.

Al-Baghdadi died “whimpering, screaming and crying,” Trump acknowledged Sunday. Trump can also merely had been relying on experiences from troops who took half within the raid for these accounts, Milley acknowledged.

Esper known as his dying a “devastating blow” to ISIS, which at its top managed an house the scale of Mountainous Britain in Iraq and Syria. 

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