President Trump Honors Special Forces Dog
According to Fox News, President Trump held a surprise ceremony at the White House for a special forces dog who was part of a raid that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The dog’s name is Conan, named after comedian and talk show host Conan O’Brien. Conan was injured during the al-Baghdadi raid but because of the dog’s brave efforts, no Americans were killed during the raid.
“The way it was with the special forces people that have worked with him, for obvious reasons they can’t be out in front of the media. But they did a fantastic job. Conan did a fantastic job. We’re very honored to have Conan here,” President Trump said at the ceremony.
Taking Out ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
The United States Special Forces killed 6 ISIS members which included leader al-Baghdadi, another man, and four women dedicated to the caliphate. After U.S. forces cornered the leader in a tunnel, he detonated an explosive vest killing himself and two children he took in the tunnel with him.
According to President Trump, a DNA test was performed on al-Baghdadi that confirmed he was the one that got killed. They said the defeat of the ISIS leader led to the recapturing of ISIS stronghold territories that U.S. and allied nations have fought over a year to get.
Since the raid, Conan has recovered from his injuries and has returned to active duty and will continue to fight alongside U.S. special forces in the Middle East.