Black Swans (special forces)
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The official patch of the unit.
|Country||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Garrison/HQ||Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Black Swans were a Patriotic League unit formed in 1992 in Sapna under the 2nd Corps (later 1st Corps), who eventually numbered 800 men. It earned a reputation for battlefield bravery. The first commander Senad Mehdin Hodžić was a former member of the Special anti-terrorist unit of the Yugoslav Ministry of Internal Affairs (MUP), when he took the command of the Black Swans he would be known as "Kapetan Labud" or Captain Swan. Then Captain Hajro Mešić took over for a while. The most successful and lasting commander was Brigadier Hase Tirić.
- 1st Commander - Senad Mehdin Hodžić
- 2nd Commander - Captain Hajro Mešić
- 3rd Commander - Brigadier Hase Tirić
- Morale Officer - Sead Numanović
Area of Operation
Black Swans wore black uniforms with a unit patch on the sleeves and the ARBIH patch on the other sleeve. They had two different versions of the patches. Special Unit Army of BIH is written in white lettering above the picture and underneath in black letters are the words, "Crni Labudovi".