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Special Forces around the world

Make a Top 8 is always difficult because they are always out elements that certainly in the opinion of someone should enter the list. But when it comes to special forces is complicated.

Top 8 of the world's elite troops according Insider

8- Special Services Group, SSG, Pakistan.

Known as the 'black storks' due to town bearing the command.

7- Special Naval Force Warfare, Spain.

The Special Naval Force Warfare created in June 2009 is the Special Operations Unit of the Navy and is specially prepared, trained and equipped to perform mainly committed special operations, on and from the sea in the maritime environment and on the coast.

Special Naval War requires expertise and superior to those of a traditional special operations unit extra features.

6- Alpha Group, Russia.

The Alpha Group, or Spetsgruppa A, is a elite unit russian special forces engaged in the fight against terrorism within the FSB. Its main missions include everything from hostage rescue to capture terrorists and acting in small groups.

5- GIGN, France.

The Intervention Group of the National Gendarmerie commonly abbreviated GIGN is one of the most respected anti-terrorist units in the world. Like many other similar forces in Europe and the rest of the planet it was formed after the terrible slaughter of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972. It consists of 420 men, including 11 officers.

4- Sayeret Matkal, Israel.

It is the elite unit of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). It was created in 1964 from parachitists brigades Sayeret the (890º Battalion) and the IDF Intelligence Branch (Aman). Its main operations are counter-terrorism, the recognition and military intelligence. Usually get the intelligence behind enemy lines.

3- Special Air Service, SAS, UK.

The Special Air Service better known by its acronym: SAS is a special forces regiment of the British Army (UKSF). Its functions are wartime special operations and in peacetime, mainly counterterrorism.

2- Special Boats Service, SBS, UK.

The Special Boat Service better known by its acronym SBS is a special forces unit of the British Royal Navy. The unit consists of about 200 recruited mainly from the Royal Marines commandos. It has its headquarters in Poole, Dorset.


The United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (abbreviated as NSWDG) commonly known as DEVGRU and informally by its former name SEAL Team 6 is a of the two Special Units and counterterrorist missions first level of the United States Special Operations Command; the other is the Delta Force and we'll write of that one another day.