This blog is crucial to understand Egypt’s new counter-terrorism unit. Enjoy!
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In July 2017, the Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces issued instructions to establish a semi-special forces unit to participate in new tasks as combat terrorism, which considered as kind of atypical wars & urban areas operations, Also, one of the objectives of the unit is to work as a nearby reserve for the general command of Egyptian Armed Forces to participate in the tasks outside the country and inside to secure the cities, provinces, & desert areas in the south and west of the country
The unit is attached to Rapid deployment forces (RDF) of Egyptian Army, and it consists in its formation of Thunderbolts, Border guards, reconnaissance units, Infantry, 25th special operations group of the Egyptian civilian police with total number of 125 personnel, in addition to paratroopers company operating as a reserve to the unit in addition to technical and administrative units
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