Braveheart! US military Alsatian dog takes on ISIS jihadis, saves Brit soldiers' lives
London: A military dog has been hailed a hero after saving a team of British Special Forces from a group of 50 ISIS fighters who ambushed them in northern Iraq. It is believed that the SAS soldiers were returning from a 10-day training programme for Peshmerga fighters.
The angry dog ran snarling towards the ISIS fighters. The first jihadi was bitten on the neck and face. The dog then slashed at the second fighter’s arm and leg. Pic for representation/Thinkstock
The Alsatian was travelling with the group of British soldiers in a convoy of four vehicles. The unsuspecting troops were caught unawares when they were trapped by a group of jihadis last month on the Kurdish border. A homemade bomb hit the convoy as around 50 ISIS fighters attacked.
When the British forces attempted to move out, jihadis attacked them from behind.
A US soldier travelling with the convoy let the heroic dog off the leash. The angry dog ran snarling towards the ISIS fighters. The first jihadi was bitten on the neck and face. The dog then slashed at the second fighter’s arm and leg. The two ISIS fighters ran away in terror after being savaged by the Alsatian.
“When the dog was unleashed it went after the greatest threat without consideration for its own safety. This is what they are trained to do,” Daily Star Sunday quoted a source as saying. “A snarling Alsatian running at you is very frightening and probably not something the jihadis had encountered. The dog did its job and returned to its handler with its tail wagging,” the source said.