Just before Christmas last year the Taliban in Afghanistan apparently captured a British War Dag and true to form have posted a capture video of it.
Now that is going too far. I wonder if they are torturing the dog and trying to get information out of it. It would not surprise me if they were. The dog appears to be a Belgian Malinois, one of the favorite breeds for working dogs because they are smart, diligent, and not easily distracted from their tasks. There is apparently some confusion as to whether it is a British or American dog.
As the article mentions, the Taliban have been extremely critical of the use of what they call “infidel” dogs in theater. They cling to the somewhat esoteric claim that Islam holds dogs to be unclean.
I hope the dog is recovered soon. I had no working dogs on my FOB during deployment to Iraq but we did have some FOB dogs that were useful because they hated Iraqis and would go off every time one came near the FOB. This was especially useful at night when they would try to get close to the walls and pitch hand grenades.