Last week, a convoy of British special forces was returning from a 10 day training when they were hit by a bomb near the Kurdish border. Then, 50 ISIS fighters attacked them from all sides.
The situation could have been incredibly tragic for the soldiers, but they had a secret weapon the terrorists did not expect – a military dog.
An American soldiers was among the group of soldiers, along with this Alsatian. He let his loyal and brave companion off-leash and the pup ran straight into the line of fire – literally. According to the Daily Star, ISIS members started firing at the dog, but they missed.
An unnamed source told the Daily Star:
It could sense the tension and had an overpowering urge to protect its handler and the other troops. When the dog was unleashed it went after the greatest threat without consideration for its own safety.
The four legged hero lunged at two of the attackers, biting them in the face and neck. The Daily Star reports that all of the fighters ran away screaming. They were clearly no match for the ferocious loyalty of a military dog!
Ultimately, the details of this pup’s heroic act remain elusive, as we do not know the dog’s name or the identity of his handler. What we do know is that, every day, hundreds of dogs risk their lives to protect their fellow soldiers in the name of freedom. To see more heroic pooches like this German Shepherd, check out these military and police dog breeds!