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Missing army dog found alive


More than a year after an Australian bomb sniffing army dog disappeared during a battle in Afghanistan, the animal has been safely returned to her unit.

Sabi the retriever went missing when the joint Australian-Afghan army patrol she was on was ambushed by militants.

Brigadier Brian Dawson from the Australian Defence Force, said she appeared in good health despite having been in the wilds of Afghanistan.

George Hulse, from the Australian Defence Force Trackers and War Dogs Association said: "She's been a fantastic dog and given us great service, and that she's a survivor shows that she's got the true Australian spirit there".


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