Taliban Take Military Dog Hostage
The Taliban released a video this week featuring a military dog the group says it captured during a fight with U.S. forces.
In the video, the dog is surrounded by a handful of men displaying rifles and other weapons. A Taliban-affiliated Twitter account said the dog and equipment were taken during a fight in the Alingar District in western Afghanistan.
Lt. Col. Will Griffin, a spokesperson for the international military coalition in the country, told The Washington Post that they lost a dog in December.
Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesperson for the Taliban, said the dog "was of high significance" to U.S. forces.
It is believed to be the first time a military dog has been taken captive.