President Trump Identifies Heroic Military Dog Who Helped Kill ISIS Leader During Raid
By Fox News // October 31, 2019
Belgian Malinois' name 'Conan'
ABOVE VIDEO: The heroic military dog who helped take out ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is headed to the White House.
(FOX NEWS) – The heroic military dog who helped take out ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is headed to the White House.
President Trump on Wednesday tweeted a photo of the dog – whom he identified as “Conan” – and said the pup will be “leaving the Middle East for the White House sometime next week!”
The photo of Conan, whom Newsweek reports was named after comedian and talk show host Conan O’Brien, is clearly edited and shows Trump awarding the military pooch a medal. Trump dubbed it a “very cute recreation,” but said the “‘live’ version of Conan” will be visiting Washington, D.C. soon.
The Belgian Malinois’ name was not previously disclosed, as it was classified information. The dog’s name had remained a military secret because of the nature of the raid that killed Baghdadi on Saturday.
Conan was hurt during the mission after being exposed to live electrical wires while pursing Baghdadi through a tunnel underneath a compound in northwestern Syria, Gen. Frank McKenzie, who leads U.S. Central Command, said Wednesday. The dog, who has worked with special operations forces for four years and taken part in about 50 missions, has since returned to active duty.
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Thank you Daily Wire. Very cute recreation, but the “live” version of Conan will be leaving the Middle East for the White House sometime next week! https://t.co/Z1UfhxsSpT
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2019
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