Earlier today, President Donald Trump released the first image of the military working dog that was injured during Saturday’s dramatic raid that culminated in the death of ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The dog, whose name the president said remains classified (but is rumored to be Conan), was injured when al-Baghdadi chose to kill himself and three children with an explosive vest, rather than risk being taken into custody.


The working dog was listed as “lightly wounded” and, according to statements made by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, is fully recovering. According to reports, the dog was pursuing al-Baghdadi in a subterranean tunnel when the terrorist leader found himself at a dead end and chose to detonate his suicide vest. It seems likely then that the dog’s injuries could have been hearing related, as the sound wave from the explosion in an enclosed space could have been extremely damaging, even from a distance. Nonetheless, reports suggest that Conan will be able to return to full duty if he hasn’t already.