Brit special ops caught in deadly ambush saved by their service dog
SAS dog rips out jihadi’s THROAT and SAVES patrol caught in ambushThat dog deserves a medal for courage under fire. He provided his own "shock and awe."
AN SAS patrol was saved by a special forces attack dog which savaged terrorists during a gun battle.
The animal tore the throat out of one gunman as he shot at the Brits.
It then attacked two others, leaving them seriously injured.
Six more jihadis fled.
The incident occurred in the north of Syria two months ago but details of the dog’s bravery can only now be made public.
The six-man team had taken along a Belgian Malinois, a breed of sheepdog known for its strength and bravery.
As the patrol entered the village they left their vehicles and were attacked from all sides by waiting terrorists.
The SAS men returned fire but the jihadis began closing in and tried to outflank them.
One source said: “The SAS found themselves in a 360-degree ambush.
“The initiative was with the terrorists and the only hope for the British was to try and make a run for it.
“The handler removed the dog’s muzzle and directed him into a building from where they were coming under fire.
“They could hear screaming and shouting before the firing from the house stopped.
“When the team entered the building they saw the dog standing over a dead gunman.
“His throat had been torn out and he had bled to death. There was also a lump of human flesh in one corner and a series of blood trails leading out of the back of the building.