An SAS team was saved after a brave military dog fought off a jihadi who attacked a patrol in northern Syria.
The unnamed Belgian Malinois, a fierce breed of sheepdog known for its bravery, had been out on a routine patrol with a team of six crack soldiers from the SAS.
German Shepherds get most of the attention in popular culture but the Belgian Malinois is the true elite dog.
'The handler removed the dog's muzzle and directed him into a building from where they were coming under fire.
'They could hear screaming and shouting before the firing from the house stopped.
'His throat had been torn out and he had bled to death,' the source continued, 'There was also a lump of human flesh in one corner and a series of blood trails leading out of the back of the building.