President Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted that a dog used by United States special operations forces in the raid that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria would leave the Middle East to come to the White House next week — and then he declassified the dog’s name.

After sharing a fake image from the conservative news website The Daily Wire that showed Trump putting a medal with a paw print around the dog’s neck, the president tweeted that the “recreation” was “Very cute” but that the “‘live’ version of Conan will be leaving the Middle East for the White House sometime next week!”

It was the first time any U.S. official had confirmed the name of the dog — a Belgian Malinois named Conan — something military officials had declined to do in recent days, citing security reasons.

Source: National News Agency

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President Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted that a dog used by United States special operations forces in the raid that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria would leave the Middle East to come to the White House next week -- and then he declassified the dog's...