‘Tough Cookie’: Trump Honors Hero Dog Conan Injured in al-Baghdadi Raid

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President Trump recently honored the military canine who helped bring down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. A pool reporter, citing a White House official who spoke on background, said the dog was female.

"I got to see how fast Conan can move", Trump added.

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Trump said Conan, a Belgian Malinois, had arrived in Washington from the Middle East and had received a "medal and a plaque".

Just before the annual turkey pardon on Monday, President Trump surprised White House reporters with a visit from Conan, the military working dog who was slightly injured in the raid that led to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death.

Trump on October 30 announced Conan would visit the White House, remarking on a meme he shared created by the Daily Wire that showed him giving the dog a medal. First lady Melania Trump stood a few feet away.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A US military dog that played a starring role in the raid that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi seemed oblivious to the praise that President Donald Trump heaped on it Monday at the White House.

He also noted that Conan and the special forces personnel from the raid all did a "fantastic job".

Conan, a Belgian Malinois, seemed much more interested in the head scratches he was getting from Mike Pence, repeatedly looking up at the vice president in search of more attention. "The dog is incredible".

Trump said the team didn't initially know if the dog would survive his injuries, but recovered quickly and has since gone out on more raids. "These animals protect US forces, save civilian lives, separate combatants from non-combatants, and immobilize individuals who express hostile intent", McKenzie said. Determined to keep readers fully informed and enable them to form and flesh out their own opinions, The Times of Israel has gradually established itself as the leading source of independent and fair-minded journalism on Israel, the region and the Jewish world.

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