Military dog who helped take down ISIS leader revealed
The President of The United States has praised the ‘wonderful dog’ that was part of the team which raided the stronghold of ISIS leader Abu Bkr al-Baghdadi.
Posting the photo to his 66 million Twitter followers and pinning it as a top post, Donald Trump said:
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
During a White House press conference last Sunday, Trump revealed details into the animal’s role as he explained that the ISIS leader ‘reached the end of the tunnel, as our dogs chased him down,’ adding:
“He ignited his vest, killing himself and the three children.”
Many around the world have shown their appreciation for the dog’s efforts.
One person said: “True hero, thank you for your service.”
Texas representative, Jodey Arrington wrote:
“This weekend, man’s best friend was also freedom’s best friend. Wishing a speedy recovery to our favorite four-legged fighter who served our country alongside the brave Special Ops team that took down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”
This is the dog that assisted with the takedown of the ISIS leader. WHAT A GOOD BOY GIVE HIM ALL THE TREATS IN THE WORLD. 🦴 pic.twitter.com/Br1avZmlqJ
— Kristen Saban Setas (@KristenSabanS) October 29, 2019
The operation that ended in Baghdadi’s demise took place in north-west Syria with the President explaining that the US brought the ‘world’s greatest terrorist leader to justice’, adding ‘Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead’.
Trump said that the ISIS leader died ‘whimpering and crying and screaming’ after he ran towards the dead-end tunnel.
“The thug who tried so hard to intimidate others spent his last moments in utter fear, in total panic and dread, terrified of the American forces bearing down on him,” he added.
“He died like a coward. The world is now a much safer place”, he continued.
Reports have stated that many of Baghdadi’s men were killed, but their exact number has not been confirmed yet. The United States lost no soldiers during the raid.
Applauding the US troops, Trump said:
“This raid was impeccable and could only have taken place with the acknowledgement and help of certain other nations and people.
“I want to thank the nations of Russia, Turkey, Syria and Iraq and I also want to thank the Syrian kurds for certain support they were able to give us.”
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