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We salute the heroic military working dog injured in the Baghdadi raid
A military working dog is doing well and has been returned to service after being injured in Saturday's raid that led to the death of ISIS founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, U.S. officials said on Monday.
The dog, whose name is classified, had chased Baghdadi into a tunnel when the terrorist detonated a suicide vest, killing three children whom he was using as human shields, officials have said.
President Donald Trump tweeted a picture of the dog on Monday, noting that its name still has not been released:
No other injuries have been reported in connection with the raid.
Once special operators were on the ground in northwest Syria, the raid lasted about two hours, after which military aircraft destroyed Baghdadi's compound, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said during Sunday's episode of ABC News' "This Week."
While the dog's identify is a state secret, Newsweek reporter James LaPorta first revealed on Monday that the dog is named "Conan" for the comedian Conan O'Brien – and not after the Arnold Schwarzenegger film "Conan the Barbarian."
Task & Purpose was able to independently verify that the dog's name is Conan.
The picture tweeted by Trump indicates that Conan is a female dog but defense officials were unable to confirm the dog's gender.
Conan is reportedly a Belgian Malinois, the same breed as Cairo, the dog that accompanied Navy SEALs when they killed Osama bin Laden in 2011.
President Barack Obama met Cairo after the raid, but the dog was required to wear a muzzle as the president petted him.
UPDATE: This story was updated on Oct. 28 with the military working dog's name.
An Army veteran from Columbus claimed he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after a deployment in Afghanistan that earned him a Purple Heart and Silver Star.
As a result, he collected $76,000 in benefits for the mental condition.
He admitted Wednesday, however, that all of that was a lie.
He was not deployed to Afghanistan, never suffered PTSD and never received the two honors, which are among the highest bestowed for military service.
SAN DIEGO — Days after Rep. Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty to a federal felony related to a yearslong campaign finance scandal, he has finally stated explicitly that he will resign from his congressional seat before the end of his term.
"Shortly after the holidays I will resign from Congress," Hunter, R-Calif., in a statement. "It has been an honor to serve the people of California's 50th District, and I greatly appreciate the trust they have put in me over these last 11 years."
A collision between a Coast Guard boat and a Navy vessel near Kodiak Island, Alaska on Wednesday landed six coasties and three sailors to the hospital, officials said.
The Navy has identified the two Defense Department civilians who were killed in a shooting Wednesday at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii.
A shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida has left four people dead, including the gunman, law enforcement officials said at a Friday news conference.
The shooter and two victims were killed at the base and another victim died after being taken to the hospital, said Chip Simmons, deputy chief of the Escambia County Sheriff's Office.
Another seven people remain hospitalized, including two sheriff's deputies who engaged the gunman, Simmons said at Friday's news conference. One was hit in the arm and the other was shot in the knee. Both are expected to recover.