Dog Injured In Syrian Terrorist Raid Is Hailed As A Hero

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We already know that dogs are wonderful creatures. This is why so many of us around the world have them as bets. They truly are a man’s best friend. It is not just a cliche. Dogs protect their owners, are fiercely loyal, and can work hard to defend their territory. These are all reasons why we love them so much. Many people do not realize, however, that there are some dogs who go about and beyond the call of duty. Just like some humans, they put their lives on the line to do what they think is best and for that which they have trained for. This is why the military has begun using dogs in many situations where they can actually do a job better than humans can. The work is dangerous and it is often thankless, much like the life of a human soldier, yet the service that they do benefits millions around the globe in ways that do not always make the papers. However, here is a case where a dog has recently stopped a terrorist raid from becoming much worse than it was. He deserves to be hailed as a hero. Here is the story of a dog that was recently injured in Syria defending the right of people to live in a peaceful and safe community.

The Story

There are terrorists in the world who seek to cause destruction to everyone around them, even it means dying themselves. As a civilized society, we are working to rid the world of such evil individuals who only seek to do harm. That is what happened one day recently in Syria. There a man named Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. He was a terrorist wearing a suicide vest and was hell bent on blowing himself and anyone around him up. He ended up coming face to face with a military dog who aimed to stop him. The dog caused quite a bit of damage, causing Baghdadi to flee, crying and screaming to get away from the dog. He did end up detonated the vest but caused very minimal damage in the process although the dog was injured. This is why he is a hero

The dog a vital part of a top secret military mission that was being carried by the American military. Baghdadi was literally chased through a tunnel. The dog may not have known this at the time, but he was actually working on a mission to go after one of the most deadly and wanted terrorist leaders alive in the world today. This dog was recently recognized for his heroics at a press conference given by President Trump. We actually got to see a picture of the dog. He is injured but is said to be recovering nicely.

A Tremendous Service Was Done

One of the chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, stated that the dog performed a tremendous service as he helped in the mission to rid the world of the founder of the Islamic State. The dog would become wounded in the mission, but he is doing well at the moment. He is even already returning to work with his handlers and expects to be out in the field soon. This is true dedication on the part of the dog. We do not know the name of the dog, but just seeing his picture has warmed the hearts of millions who have already heard the story. This is a dog that has truly done a good service and the world is a bit safer today as a result of his heroic actions.

Non Commissioned Officers

Interestingly enough, dogs like this one are often given the rank of a non-commissioned officer. They may even get a higher rank than that depending on who their handler actually is. Military dogs have been used on a number of dangerous missions in the past, and there have been many success stories. Many of these missions are executed by special operations teams. The dogs become the first line of defense. As we have already noted, dogs are fiercely loyal to those who love and care for them. This is why they make the perfect addition to many types of combat missions.

The type of dog usually used for such a mission is a Belgian Malinois. This is the same type of dog that was used when Osama bin Laden was hunted down in Pakistan. You will notice that the dog looks like a German Shepherd, with the most notable difference being that it is a bit smaller and the hair is a bit shorter as well. For dangerous missions, the dog will train directly with the troops for weeks. In the past, dogs have parachuted out of planes, came out of a helicopter by rope, and have even swum to shore directly off a submarine. In short, these dogs do things that directly impact the success of a mission. They will even go into a dangerous situation first with a video camera attached to their body so that the troops can visualize exactly what they are about to face.

Conclusion

We already know that dogs are wonderful creatures. This is why so many of us around the world have them as bets. They truly are a man’s best friend. It is not just a cliche. Dogs protect their owners, are fiercely loyal, and can work hard to defend their territory. These are all reasons why we love them so much. Many people do not realize, however, that there are some dogs who go about and beyond the call of duty. Just like some humans, they put their lives on the line to do what they think is best and for that which they have trained for.

This is why the military has begun using dogs in many situations where they can actually do a job better than humans can. The work is dangerous and it is often thankless, much like the life of a human soldier, yet the service that they do benefits millions around the globe in ways that do not always make the papers. However, here is a case where a dog has recently stopped a terrorist raid from becoming much worse than it was. He deserves to be hailed as a hero. We can only hope that we can act as bravely when it comes our time to serve the community that we love.


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