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Afghan Taliban capture British military dog.

Discussion in 'International Politics' started by ColdPlay, Feb 7, 2014.

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  1. ColdPlay

    ColdPlay Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    6 February 2014 Last updated at 17:43
    Afghan Taliban capture British military dog.

    The Taliban has released footage of the dog, apparently called "Colonel"

    ISAF officials in Afghanistan have confirmed a military dog went missing during a mission in December last year.

    US military sources say the dog belonged to a coalition partner and the BBC understands it was working for British forces.

    The Taliban earlier released footage of what they claimed was a dog they captured from US troops.

    They said the dog, apparently called Colonel, was wearing a GPS tracking device, a torch and small camera.

    Dogs are considered unclean by Afghans, and their use by international forces in house searches has been controversial.

    Rumours and myths have risen among insurgents about the capacity of dogs, including the widely held belief among Taliban fighters that the dogs are trained to kill.

    In recent years, more dogs have been employed by Afghan forces to detect explosives.

    Looking rather mournful, on a lead being held by a long-haired Taliban fighter, the small reddish-brown dog was paraded for a Taliban cameraman, reports the BBC's David Loyn in Kabul.

    The Taliban said the dog was taken during a night raid in Laghman in eastern Afghanistan in late December.

    The insurgents also showed off captured weapons of a type frequently used by American special forces.

    Our correspondent says there were local reports a few weeks ago that a senior Taliban commander in the area was seen with a "foreign dog".

    But the video is the first positive sighting.

    Coalition forces have long used sniffer and protection dogs in Afghanistan, mostly German shepherds, Labradors or spaniels.

    BBC News - Afghan Taliban capture British military dog
     
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    Gessler BANNED BANNED

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    Khul milake yato woh kutta kutte ke moth marega, ya phir US ek special forces raid karke kutta ko rescue karega.
     
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    venureddy Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    these creatures are suffering in this war why dont animal rights supporters highlight this ind of incidents and prevent them to be used in such an areas.
     
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    Dsmahanta 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Dog Hostages
     
  5. GUNS-N- ROSES

    GUNS-N- ROSES Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    bet talibs will say to US we will treat ur dog better than we did ur soldiers.
     
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