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Video: Taliban parade dog ‘snatched from US forces'

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-02-06

The Taliban have displayed what they say is a US army dog on its Al-Emara network (see video below).

The militant group claim the dog was captured during fighting in eastern Afghanistan in December 2013.

Fighters from the Afghan militant group said the dejected looking dog was wearing a special harness that included a GPS tracking device and a camera.

US officials said they were investigating the claim, according to the BBC.

Afghan fighters also displayed weapons, commonly used by US special forces, which they said were seized – along with the dog – in a night raid in Laghman in eastern Afghanistan.

NATO forces have made extensive use of specialist dogs in Afghanistan, where they are mostly used for sniffing out the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that have caused so many of the conflict’s casualties.

Date created : 2014-02-06

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