Wounded Dog Back On Job After Tracking Islamic State Leader


A military working dog that was wounded while tracking down the head of the Islamic State is back on duty. But don’t ask the name of the K-9 fighter.

Military officials say the dog’s name is classified. So are any other details, including the breed.


Gen. Mark Milley told reporters Monday that the animal “performed a tremendous service” in tracking down Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a tunnel beneath his compound.

Al-Baghdadi set off an explosion that killed himself and three children and apparently wounded the dog.

Milley said the dog was “slightly wounded” but is now recovering and has returned to duty at an undisclosed location. Milley says the U.S. is “protecting the dog’s identify” by keeping any information about the canine classified for now.



  1. The dog’s name is perhaps the only detail of the raid that the Trumpkopf did not blurt out in during his 45 minute rant Sunday morning taking personal credit for the raid, blaming prior presidents for not getting it done and thanking Putin and Erdogan for their assistance with hardly a mention of the Kurds.
    CNN (Canine News Netwrok) is reporting that this heroic dog enlisted in the special forces, despite a serious bone spur on his rear paw.