Trump welcomes canine who helped catch Islamic State chief to White Home

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WASHINGTON (Information) – U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed an uncommon visitor to the White Home on Monday – Conan, the army service canine who helped search out Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

“That is Conan, proper now in all probability the world’s most well-known canine,” stated Trump, flanked by his spouse Melania, Vice President Mike Pence, Conan and a handler.

“We’re very honored to have had Conan right here and to have given Conan a certificates and an award that we’re going to place up within the White Home,” Trump informed reporters on the steps dealing with the White Home backyard.

Baghdadi, an Iraqi who rose from obscurity to declare himself “caliph” of all Muslims because the chief of Islamic State, died final month by detonating a suicide vest after he fled right into a dead-end tunnel as elite U.S. particular forces closed in.

Marine Common Kenneth McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central Command which oversees American forces within the Center East, stated beforehand that Baghdadi introduced two younger youngsters into the tunnel with him. Each youngsters had been believed to be below the age of 12 and each had been killed, he stated.

“Conan is mostly a hero,” Pence stated of the canine who was injured within the operation.

Writing by Mike Collett-White; Enhancing by Invoice Berkrot