Orphaned puppy lying next to its dead mother rescued from rubble of Al-Baghdadi's secret lair after it was destroyed during US raid
Photojournalist Fared Alhor discovered a dust-covered puppy whimpering by its dead mother's side as he reached the scene in Barisha, a village near Idlib in northwest Syria
A puppy who was stranded in the rubble of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's secret lair after it was destroyed during a US raid has now been rescued.
President Trump recently announced how al-Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest after US forces swarmed his compound, killing himself and his three children.
According to photojournalist Fared Alhor, some animals were still near the site after it was destroyed, so he decided to travel by motorbike for four hours in a bid to rescue them.
Fared discovered a dust-covered puppy whimpering by its dead mother's side as he reached the scene in Barisha, a village near Idlib in northwest Syria. The orphaned puppy is seen in a video alongside its deceased mother who died under falling debris.
"When I found the dog he was very sad because of the loss of her mother in the bombing," Fared told Metro UK. "I began playing with the small dog so it didn't feel sad for its mother."
Fared, who described the aftermath and destruction of the airstrike as "dramatic", said he fed the puppy and named him Bobe before taking him to a new family away from Barisha.
"He is now very happy with his new family," he added. The photojournalist was then asked why he risked his life to save a puppy from the dangerous territory.
"For humanity," Fared said. "I am a media activist and photographer for the Syrian Revolution. I work for humanity." Fared revealed how he had to abandon his home in Maarat al-Nu’man, a city south of Idlib, earlier this year after the oppressive Assad regime destroyed his house.
The emotional tale of Bobe the puppy is in stark contrast to the attention received by Conan, the military working dog, especially after President Trump applauded the "wonderful" Belgian Malinois for his bravery in the mission to kill al-Baghdadi.
Conan sustained severe injuries after al-Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest in a dead-end tunnel under his compound.
The military dog had "performed a tremendous service" and is now recovering, according to General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.