New Delhi, dated 1st September 2021, Wednesday

The Pentagon has finally uncovered media reports that the US military had left its dogs wandering at Kabul airport while leaving Afghanistan.

The British newspaper claimed that the US military had released a total of 130 dogs into Afghanistan, including 46 of its service dogs. However, the Pentagon has said that no service dogs have been deployed by the US military. The picture of dogs going viral on social media is not of the US Army but of an NGO set up in Kabul by an American NGO. These dogs were not monitored by the US military.

An organization named Kabul Small Animal Rescue has been active in Afghanistan for a year. He planned to evacuate the dogs from Afghanistan but the dogs were not allowed to board military planes and private planes were banned. This forced the organization to release the dogs at the airport.