This dog did “a great job,” assured the US president. On the other hand, his name was not disclosed for security reasons.
US soldiers did not act alone during the raid that ended with the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State: a military dog distinguished himself during the operation, according to Donald Trump. Monday, October 28, the latter published on Twitter a photo of the animal.
We have declassified the picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that was 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
“VShe wonderful dog (…) made a GENIUS BALL in the capture and elimination of the head of IS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “, wrote the US head of state. On the other hand, if this picture of the dog was “Declassified”his name could not be.
Earlier Monday, General Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the US Army, said he did not want to “for the moment to broadcast pictures or the name of the dog or anything else to protect his identity”, because this one “is still in the theater of operation”. An instruction that Donald Trump seems to have only partially respected.
The work of this “very talented dog” had been greeted Sunday by the US President, when he reported on the progress of this raid. According to his story, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, seeking to escape US soldiers by taking refuge in a tunnel, was “pursued by our dogs”, before unleashing his explosive jacket. The dog has been “slightly hurt” during the operation but “totally recover”Mark Milley added on Monday.