President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted a fake image showing him putting a medal with a paw print around the neck of a dog used by U.S. special operations forces in the raid that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria.
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The president shared the altered image, which The Daily Wire tweeted the day before, after first revealing a declassified photo of the Belgian Malinois on Monday.
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At a press briefing at the Pentagon later Wednesday afternoon, two more details about the dog were released: It has served for four years and has participated in 50 combat missions.
President Donald Trump posted a photo saying this is the dog that was involved in the capturing and killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Oct. 28, 2019.
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Trump on Sunday called the dog, which was injured in the weekend raid that killed al-Baghdadi, “a beautiful dog, a talented dog.”
Officials have not released the dog’s name for security reasons.
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Trump tweeted the edited image on Wednesday, a few hours before he was scheduled to place the Medal of Honor around the neck of a Green Beret.