A image of the dog that accompanied Delta Force soldiers into Syria’s Idlib province to hunt down Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been declassified.
Donald Trump posted a image of the animal on Twitter saying: “We have declassified a image of the superb dog (name not declassified) that did such a Good JOB in capturing and killing the leader of ISIS Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi!”.
The dog was slightly wounded in the course of the raid at the weekend, Basic Mark Miley mentioned.
He added: “We are not releasing the name of the dog correct now. The dog is nonetheless in theatre but is completely recovering.”
Mr Trump has mentioned the dog had chased the Islamic State leader into a tunnel, exactly where he then detonated a suicide vest killing himself and 3 of his youngsters.
“Our K-9, as they contact – I contact it a dog, a gorgeous dog, a talented dog – was injured and brought back,” the president mentioned.
Mr Trump mentioned US particular forces had carried out a “daring raid” which lasted about two hours, in the course of which a substantial quantity of al Baghdadi‘s companions had been also killed or captured.
US officials scoped out al Baghdadi’s whereabouts a couple of weeks ahead of the raid.
Military dogs are kitted with gear like physique armour and are educated to sniff out explosives and chase terrorists.
The dog that accompanied commandos on the 2011 raid into Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden was named Cairo.