We’ve seen a lot of brave military dogs face the toughest enemies, now these valiant canines are battling ISIS.
A U.S. Army dog was training with mainly British SAS special forces team who were assisting Peshmerga fighters battling ISIS in northern Iraq. The German shepherd was traveling in a convoy of four vehicles heading back to its base, when they were ambushed by Islamic State fighters.
One of the vehicles was destroyed by a homemade bomb. Those riding inside were forced to evacuate and take cover from the 50 ISIL jihadists that attacked them. “The SAS were pinned down and split between three locations while taking fire from two heavy machine guns mounted on Toyota trucks,” a source told the Daily Star. When they tried to move out, the ISIS fighters attacked them from behind.
The Alsatian’s American handler released the German shepherd and the fearless military dog charged towards the armed terrorists. They attempted to shoot the dog but missed. The dog took down one Islamic State member and bit him in the neck and face, then ravaged the arms and legs of another. The brutal assault by the dog and U.S. fighter jets arriving to the scene forced the Daesh fighters to flee.
“A snarling Alsatian running at you is very frightening and probably not something the jihadis had encountered,” the source said. “The dog did its job and returned to its handler with its tail wagging.”
Let’s not forget that heroes sometimes walk on four legs.