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The 26-year-old veteran is volunteering with Dwehk Nawsha, Christian militia who are fighting against ISIS in Iraq.

Some social media users questioned what the hell a Squirtle (a water-type Pokémon) was doing in the desert; the gamer explained it was one of his starter options.

“It’s one of the starters,” he said. “First five minutes of playing I took a screen shot.”