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President Trump releases name of hero dog

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(WSIL) -- President Trump has apparently declassified the name of the hero dog involved in the raid that ended in the death of ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

In a tweet Thursday, the president hints that the dog he calls Conan will be at the White House next week to receive a medal.

The name of the dog had been previously classified, and no other U.S. official had confirmed the dog's name.

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters at a Pentagon briefing Monday that the dog was "slightly wounded and fully recovering." Milley said that because the dog was returned to duty as part of a classified military unit, he would not be disclosing its identity.

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President Trump first tweeted a photo of the Belgian Malinois after 3 p.m. Monday, October 28.

On Wednesday, October 30, the president tweeted a fake photo which showed him putting a medal on the dog.

Thursday, he retweeted his original tweet giving credit to the original source of the photo, Daily Wire. He also said the "live" version will be sometime next week.

Also on Thursday, ISIS confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, four days after President Donald Trump said the terror chief killed himself in a suicide explosion during a U.S. raid to capture or kill him on Saturday.

The terror group also warns that its reach across the world will expand under a new leader, identified as Abu Ibrahim al Hashimi al Qurashi.

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