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German Bundeswehr army soldier with Delta platoon of 2nd paratroop company 373 strokes dog on its head during mission in Iman Sahib

A German Bundeswehr army soldier with the Delta platoon of the 2nd paratroop company 373 strokes a dog on its head during a mission in the city of Iman Sahib, north of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, December 6, 2010. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CONFLICT ANIMALS)

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.