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A military dog attacks a simulated opponent in a car during a combat skills demonstration by graduating soldiers from the Saudi special forces at a base near Riyadh

A military dog attacks a simulated opponent in a car during a combat skills demonstration by graduating soldiers from the Saudi special forces at a base near Riyadh June 27, 2011. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed (SAUDI ARABIA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

Animals in war zones

Animals are often neglected casualties of war and conflict zones caught in the daily crossfire and bombings, many injured or killed with no outlets or refuge.