The Military Dog Injured During Al-Baghdadi Raid Is Already Back To Work
President Donald Trump praised the U.S.-Army trained canine — or as he likes to call it, “dog” — that participated in the weekend raid of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s compound, releasing a photo of the pooch on Monday.
The Belgian Malinois, who at this point remains nameless, was injured as it chased down the ISIS leader after al-Baghdadi detonated a bomb vest he was wearing inside a dead-end tunnel, killing himself and three of his children.
But according to The New York Post, the four-legged soldier is already back on active duty.
Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the dog was “slightly wounded and fully recovering, but the dog is still in theater, returned to duty with its handler” during a Monday press briefing.
Milley declined to name the dog — which some news outlets identified Conan — because the Defense Department is “protecting the dog’s identity.”