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The Taliban claims it captured an American military dog

The Taliban named the dog Colonel.
Posted By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   Feb. 6, 2014 at 5:14 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The Taliban released a video in which they claim to have captured an American military dog.

In the video are Taliban members holding the leash of a very sad-looking yet obedient dog. They claim he belongs to the American military but officials have indicated the dog belongs to one of the U.S. NATO coalition partners conducting missions in the region.

The video also shows the dog carrying military equipment, which the men display as great spoils, including a GPS tracking device and a flashlight mounted on the dog's back with a camera on it. The Taliban named the dog Colonel.

The dog is suspected to belong to British forces and a security official in Kabul said, "We can confirm that a military working dog went missing following an ISAF mission in December 2013."

There are reports that a senior Taliban commander was witnessed in the company of a foreign dog.


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