Turkey deploys elite commando units in Syria

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The Turkish Naval Forces Command announced on Wednesday that elite commando troops from the navy have been deployed across Syria [under the scope of Operation Euphrates Shield] as well as to eastern Turkey in the ongoing counter-terror operations carried out against IS, the PKK, and the People's Protection Units (YPG) which is the PKK's Syrian affiliate. reports that, the statement said that commando units from the Amphibious Marine Brigade, the Underwater Defense (SAS) and the Underwater Offensive (SAT) operations units, who are known to be among Turkey's elite commando corps, are currently operating in Syria and Turkey against terror groups.

The release also noted that the commando units in question have the capabilities to operate under all ground, air and sea circumstances.

The Naval Forces Command also published the photographs that depict the SAT, SAS, and Amphibious Marine Brigade commandos operating on the ground.

2017.03.01 / 19:28
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