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Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Trump releases a picture of the 'wonderful' dog injured during the al-Baghdadi mission that the president says did a 'GREAT JOB' in killing the ISIS leader - as sources claim his name is 'Conan'

A military working dog that was wounded while tracking down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has now been identified.  
President Donald Trump released a photo of the 'wonderful dog' on Monday.
'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!' Trump tweeted. 
The K-9 fighter's name is believed to be Conan, Defense Department officials told Newsweek.   
Military officials have not officially released the Belgian Malinois' name, saying it was classified and they are 'protecting the dog's identify'.
President Donald Trump released a photo of the 'wonderful dog' on Monday who tracked ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in his Syrian compound on Saturday
President Donald Trump released a photo of the 'wonderful dog' on Monday who tracked ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in his Syrian compound on Saturday
Al-Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest that killed himself and three children after he was cornered by U.S forces in a dead-end underground tunnel in his Syrian compound on Saturday.
The blast apparently wounded the dog.
U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army General Mike Milley, said the dog 'performed a tremendous service' and is now recovering.
The dog has since returned to duty at an undisclosed location.
Trump first revealed news of the dog's injuries and heroic efforts when he revealed details of the raid on Sunday.
'Our 'K-9,' as they call it,' Trump said. 
'I call it a dog. A beautiful dog - a talented dog - was injured and brought back.' 
In 2011, a Belgian Malinois named Cairo was used in the operation to capture and kill Osama bin Laden. The Malinois breed is similar to German shepherds but smaller. 
The U.S. military commonly uses the Belgian Malinois to guide and protect troops, search out enemy forces and look for explosives. 
The breed is prized by the military for its intelligence and ability to be aggressive on command. 
President Donald Trump released a photo of the 'wonderful dog' on Monday and crediting him for capturing and killing Baghdadi
President Donald Trump released a photo of the 'wonderful dog' on Monday and crediting him for capturing and killing Baghdadi
Al-Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest that killed himself and three children after he was cornered by U.S forces in a dead-end underground tunnel in his Syrian compound
Al-Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest that killed himself and three children after he was cornered by U.S forces in a dead-end underground tunnel in his Syrian compound 
The daring raid on the compound where Baghdadi was hiding in Syria was the culmination of years of steady intelligence-gathering work - and 48 hours of hurry-up planning once Washington got word on where he would be. 
Trump watched the raid in real time from the Situation Room via a video link as troops blasted into the hideout and sent the most-wanted militant running the last steps of his life.
Trump said soldiers blasted a hole in the side of a building because they feared the entrance might have been booby-trapped. 
Baghdadi fled into a network of underground bunkers and tunnels that snaked through the compound.
The stout, bearded militant leader wore a suicide vest and dragged along three children as he fled from the American troops.
Trump, happy to play up the drama, said that as U.S. troops and their dogs closed in, the militant went 'whimpering and crying and screaming all the way' to his death.
'He reached the end of the tunnel as our dogs chased him down,' Trump said. 
'He ignited his vest, killing himself and the three children.' 
Trump tells police chief conference Baghdadi 'didn't die bravely'
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In 2011, a Belgian Malinois named Cairo (above) was used in the operation to capture and kill Osama bin Laden. The Malinois breed is similar to German shepherds but smaller
In 2011, a Belgian Malinois named Cairo (above) was used in the operation to capture and kill Osama bin Laden. The Malinois breed is similar to German shepherds but smaller
An aerial view of the site taken today shows the damage the helicopter caused on the site where al-Baghdadi was thought to have lived
An aerial view of the site taken today shows the damage the helicopter caused on the site where al-Baghdadi was thought to have lived

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