A hero Army dog reportedly saved the lives of a number of British soldiers after it tore out the throat of an armed jihadi and fought off eight more.
The unnamed animal was on patrol in a village in Syria with a group of six SAS soldiers, who were ambushed on all sides by a group of nine terrorists as they left their vehicles. The Belgian Malinois, a breed of sheepdog used for its bravery and strength, leapt into action as the British soldiers opened fire.
The unnamed dog killed one terrorist, and chased off eight others (File picture: Getty) The dog’s handler then removed his muzzle and directed him into a building where they were being shot at from. One source told the Daily Star: ‘They could hear screaming and shouting before the firing from the house stopped. ‘When the team entered the building they saw the dog standing over a dead gunman. His throat had been torn out and he had bled to death. ‘There was also a lump of human flesh in one corner and a series of blood trails leading out of the back of the building. The dog was virtually uninjured.’
Belgian Malinois are reportedly known for their strength and bravery. It is understood the SAS commander said their miraculous escape was due to the dog’s bravery. When the soldiers returned to the village a few days later, the local elders told them young men had been tortured into telling the terrorists where the patrol was going. Since then, the soldiers have trained a small militia to protect the village.