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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-08-10 01:32 PM
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SAS parachute dogs of war into Taliban bases

British special forces in Afghanistan are parachuting German shepherd dogs equipped with video cameras into Taliban strongholds to search buildings for insurgents.

The dogs are strapped to the chest of their handlers for parachute drops. Cameras attached to their heads feed back images of buildings and surrounding areas to special forces.

The tactics have been adapted from US special forces, according to the Times. The Ministry of Defence said it could not comment on SAS operations but did not deny the report.

The dogs are reportedly trained to attack armed people. Eight have been killed during operations "But that would be eight SAS men," a source told the Times .


British newspapers reported last month that Taliban fighters in Helmand were being killed by the SAS on an "industrial scale" with a quarter of senior commanders killed since the spring.
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