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Trump Tweets Fake Photo of K-9 Who Helped in Syria Raid

the military working dog that was injured tracking down a terrorist leader in syria
The military working dog that was injured tracking down Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a tunnel beneath his compound in Syria. (White House/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 30 October 2019 08:09 PM

President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted a doctored photograph of himself giving a medal to an "American hero" dog wounded in the Syria raid that led to the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State's leader.

Al-Baghdadi reportedly spent his last moments running from the dog, a Belgian Malinois, before committing suicide. When he detonated his suicide vest, the ISIS leader killed two of his children and injured the K-9.

"AMERICAN HERO!" read the tweet accompanying the photo. 

The photo appeared to be an altered version of an Associated Press photograph of Trump awarding a Medal of Honor to James C. McCloughan.

The image bears a watermark from the conservative news site The Daily Wire.

"We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi," Trump tweeted Monday.

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