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Every time I write about dogs, I get a goofy little smile. They're just the best things about this planet.
Well, here's another awesome dog-related story to peruse over your Monday morning coffee. A German Shepherd has reportedly saved the lives of a group of SAS fighters after they were ambushed by ISIS.
Not only that, but the brave pooch also managed to get away completely unharmed.
According to The Sun, the SAS soldiers were returning from a 10-day training programme for Peshmerga fighters. The German Shepherd was travelling with British soldiers in one of the four vehicles.
However, the convoy was subject to an attack. This included a homemade bomb and around 50 ISIS terrorists began to attack.
They split up in order to take cover, but as the British forces attempted to move out, they were attacked from behind. At this point, the dog was let off the leash and attacked two ISIS terrorists.
The first was bitten on the neck and face, the second had their arm and leg ravaged. According to reports, they ran away after the attack.
A source told the Daily Star Sunday: "Military dogs sometimes accompany the SAS on operations. They are often used in strike operations and may well enter a building before any troops.
"The Alsatian was with the team in a training role but when the troops came under fire it was desperate to get involved.
"It could sense the tension and had an overpowering urge to protect it's handler and the other troops.
"When the dog was unleashed it went after the greatest threat without consideration for its own safety - this is what they are trained to do.
"A snarling Alsatian running at you is very frightening and probably not something the jihadis had encountered. The dog did its job and returned to its handler with its tail wagging."
US air support picked up the stranded troops and the dog saved the day.
Who's a good boy, then?
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