Comando Especial Anti-Terrorista

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Soldier of the CEAT tells US Army soldier to go ahead for room clearing

The Comando Especial Anti-Terrorista (Special Counter-Terrorism Command, CEAT) is a special operations unit and Executive Branch Security of El Salvador, created in 1985 during the El Salvadoran civil war and trained by United States Special Operations Forces. Its main duties are counter-terrorism, hostage rescue and VIP protection. Although under the direct command of the army chief of staff, the CEAT reportedly consisted of PH (Policia de Hacienda) members. Anecdotal evidence has it that they are trained to ambush up to five hundred enemy combatants with only two commandos employing M18 Claymore anti-personnel land mines facing the killing zone of the planned ambush route and triggered by remote control.