[Ed. – Considering Islamists’ low opinion of man’s best friend, this is almost the equivalent of being killed by a pig.]
An SAS team was saved after a brave military dog fought off a jihadi who attacked a patrol in northern Syria.
The unnamed Belgian Malinois, a fierce breed of sheepdog known for its bravery, had been out on a routine patrol with a team of six crack soldiers from the SAS.
They had just entered a small village in a convoy of armoured vehicles when they got out to continue the recce on foot.
But soon after they left the safety of the convoy, they were attacked on all sides by waiting jihadis in what was described as a ‘360 degree ambush’.
The SAS men returned fire but the jihadis began closing in and tried to outflank them.
The animal was said to have leapt to the defence of the struggling British soldiers, tearing the throat of on gunman who was firing at the patrol.
It then turned on two other jihadis, leaving them seriously injured before the other six ambushers all fled.