Washington, DC — A military working dog suffered severe injuries in a special forces operation against the founder of the Islamic State.
President Trump has just declassified the name and photo of the dog . . .
We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi! pic.twitter.com/PDMx9nZWvw
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2019
Latest from National Security Council:
Injured Warrior K-9 that helped send al Baghdadi to Hell will be fine. pic.twitter.com/afKIcI9N6z
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) October 28, 2019
I encourage @realDonaldTrump to award the Purple Heart to the K-9 soldier who was injured in the taking of Al-Baghdadi.
— Chris Kelley (@ChrisKelleyMN) October 27, 2019
This veteran K-9 pursued the target with immense courage while removing the special forces team from immediate danger.
The dog followed the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi into a tunnel, where the leader proceeded to blow himself up.
The blast radius from al-Baghdadi’s suicide vest reached the K-9 warrior and left the dog wounded.
The terrorists r born to be killed. They can run but can’t hide!Baghdadi was persuaded by DOGS & was killed while screaming like a coward DOG!
Followers of these kinds of cowards must know, they r not helping Islam. They r destroying it. Majority of his victims were Muslims! pic.twitter.com/MPFdgxQ80g
— Col Rahman Rahmani (@rahmanrahmanee) October 27, 2019
Belgian Malinois is the choice breed for military units, which is a smaller version of a German Shepherd.
Military dogs often hold a higher rank than their handlers to ensure that they are given proper respect, putting them at the rank of noncommissioned officer.
A battle-injured dog is regarded as a wounded veteran, and in this case a hero.