A sniffer dog lost in battle in Afghanistan 14 months ago has turned up safe and well and rejoined its Australian unit.
Defence officials said Sabi the dog was recovered by a US soldier at an isolated patrol base.
The dog returned to a celebrity welcome from visiting Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and US commander Gen Stanley McChrystal.
Sabi is being tested for disease before a possible return to Australia.
The black labrador bitch was with a joint Australian-Afghan patrol that was ambushed in Uruzgan province in September 2008.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Good News from Afghanistan
Via BBC (includes video):