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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Imagine the scene… A convoy of four military vehicles is headed back to base when they are suddenly attacked by 50 ISIS militants.

The ISIS militants destroy one of the vehicles and then surround the SAS teams.

Air support is called in but it won’t get there in time.

That’s when an Army member – in this case a German Shepherd US Army member sprang into action after being released by its handler:

The German shepherd ran straight for the closest ISIS fighter, dodging bullets to reach him, as both fighters were shooting at him. He hit the man hard, taking him down and tearing at his arms and face. The dog then left his first target and attacked the second jihadi, reports said, “savaging his arms and legs.” Both of the ISIS members turned and ran for their lives, screaming.

That is awesome. These dogs train hard:

“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 (British name for German shepherd) 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 its 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.”

We often overlook the great things dogs do outside of being great pets. These dogs are heroes.

Check out the video below that shows some of the training the dogs go through. And share this post with others and let them read about this amazing story!

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