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Donning a black protective vest, the dog wags its tail at certain points and appears more confused than terrified as its captors showcase specialised rifles and a global positioning device with a blinking light they say came attached to the dog.
"Allah gave victory to the mujahideen!" one of the fighters exclaims, referring to the name for Islamic militants in the region. "Down with them, down with their spies!"
A link to the video was posted this week on the Twitter account of a user who often disseminates Taliban propaganda. A Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said the dog was captured after a lengthy firefight between US forces and Taliban fighters in the Alin Nigar district of Afghanistan's Laghman province in late December.
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"The mujahedeen valorously put tough resistance against the troops for hours," he said in a phone interview on Thursday. The dog, he said, carried the rank of colonel and was outfitted with sophisticated electronic devices.
"The dog was of high significance to the Americans," he said.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/us-army-dog-held-captive-by-taliban-20140207-hvbja.html#ixzz2se0tURqm

The Sydney Morning Herald

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