This photograph reportedly pictures Conan, the Special Operations Military Working Dog (SOMWD) which cornered Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi and forced him to detonate his suicide vest. A veteran of over 50 combat missions, Conan belongs to the cream of the crop of military dogs.

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