A military dog captured by the Taliban, in what has been dubbed “Taliban dog,” is in good health, according to a Feb. 7 Los Angeles Times report. The dog was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan two months ago, reportedly seized during a Dec. fight with international soldiers. This week, the Taliban posted an internet video showing a dog wearing a military vest, and surrounded by militants in Afghanistan.
According to The Telegraph, the Taliban captors have said that the Taliban dog “is fit and healthy, and being fed a diet of chicken and beef kebabs.” Local residents confirmed that the dog was being held by a brutal commander, and that the do was well. “I saw it six days ago with Taliban and it looked OK,” said one resident who wished to remain anonymous.
Fox News reports that the dog is believed to be a Belgian Malinois named “Colonel,” and that the infamous video was released on the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan website, with a tweet, bragging that “6 US terrorists”were killed and “equip seized” in the Dec. fight. The video was first identified Wednesday by the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks jihadist websites, the Los Angeles Times reports.