Dog Held Hostage by Taliban Part of Long Line of Combat Canines
For centuries, dogs have gone to war. But it's rare to hear of a canine held hostage by the enemy.
The dog is surrounded by Taliban fighters. Its eyes dart back and forth. Its tail wags tentatively. It is a military dog that apparently belonged to Western forces in Afghanistan and is being held hostage. A video of the dog, surrounded by gun-toting Taliban, has surfaced this week.
It appears that the dog was deployed by British forces. The dog's name and gender are not certain but its breed is believed to be Belgian Malinois, known for being fearless, driven, and able to handle the heat, making it especially well suited for places like Iraq and Afghanistan. The Malinois is often used by U.S. Special Operations troops, typically trained to detect explosives or narcotics.
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