While on patrol in Syria, six British Army Special Air Service (SAS) soldiers were saved by a dog who helped fight off a group of jihadi gunmen after the patrol was caught in an ambush.
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The incident occurred several months ago but wasn’t cleared to be revealed to the public until recently for security purposes.
The SAS patrol wasn’t expecting to suddenly face a “360-degree ambush” by the jihadis and were running out of options, as they were cornered.
Suddenly, a nearby military service dog that is a Belgian Malinois, which is a breed of sheepdog that’s known for its strength, attacked one of the jihadi gunmen and tore out his throat, according to reports.
The other jihadi gunmen then fled the scene to avoid being the dog’s next victims.
“The initiative was with the terrorists and the only hope for the British was to try and make a run for it. The handler removed the dog’s muzzle and directed him into a building from where they were coming under fire. They could hear screaming and shouting before the firing from the house stopped,” one source said.
Sources claim that the dog relentlessly attacked the gunman to defend the British soldiers.
“When the team entered the building, they saw the dog standing over a dead gunman. His throat had been torn out and he had bled to death. There was also a lump of human flesh in one corner and a series of blood trails leading out of the back of the building. The dog was virtually uninjured. The SAS were able to consolidate their defensive position and eventually break away from the battle without taking any casualties,” a report said.
Several days after the attack, the patrol returned to the Syrian village and began several initiatives to fortify the area to keep it out of the control of the jihadis.
“They have since been welcomed back many times and have trained a small militia who are now capable of defending the village,” sources said.
The dog has been recognized by the SAS commander who was in change of the patrol as the reason why they were able to survive the jihadi attack.
U.S. and British forces have been working together to keep Syria from being taken over by ISIS and other terrorist groups, and their efforts are producing noticeable results.
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