Delta Force K-9 from al-Baghdadi raid honored at White House

Delta Force K-9 from al-Baghdadi raid honored at White House 1
Meet Conan, the Delta Force's K-9 that helped end the ISIS chief's reign of terror (Photo: Twitter/Donald Trump)

We have already wrote about Conan, a Belgian malinois service dog, who cornered notorious Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in the deadly raid last month.

Yesterday, he was hosted at the White House. Conan, dubbed as ‘ultimate dog’, was injured in the raid where he was deployed alongside Delta Force operators. 

President Trump introduced Conan to the White House press corps in the Rose Garden on Monday, alongside Vice President Mike Pence and first lady Melania Trump.

“Conan did a fantastic job. And we’re very honored to have Conan here, we’ve given Conan a certificate and an award that we’ll put up in the White House,” the president told reporters.

Conan’s identity was declassified after the raid, given the high level of public interest, but the Conan’s official handler did not appear in the White House for security purposes. Conan, a Belgian Malinois, was sent into a tunnel to subdue al-Baghdadi during the raid on a compound in Syria. The notorious ISIS leader detonated a suicide vest, killing himself and three of his children.