Military history of the Republic of Macedonia
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Republic of Macedonia
The military history of the Republic of Macedonia spans from the beginning of World War II until the recent conflicts with ethnic Albanian militants, such as the 2001 Macedonia conflict and Operation Mountain Storm. The country also contributed troops in the War on Terror.
World War II
National Liberation War of Macedonia
The National Liberation War, or People's Liberation War, was a political and military operation carried out by Macedonian Partisans from 11 October 1941 until 23 November 1944 when the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was established.
Macedonian National Liberation Army
The Macedonian National Liberation Army was the first Macedonian military organization, formed by numerous partisan detachments fighting in the NOB. The unit consisted of various battalions, brigades and regiments that adopted the names of former Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO) revolutionaries, rebel leaders and founders of the partisan detachments.
Post-World War II
National Liberation Front
Territorial Defense Forces
During the former Yugoslav period, SR Macedonia, like each of the Yugoslav constituent republics had its own Territorial Defense armed forces. During the breakup of Yugoslavia these forces acted as a predecessor to today's military of the Republic of Macedonia by taking over the control of the military bases and borders from the retreating Yugoslav People's Army.
The conflict, which ended with the disarmament of the Albanian militia, resulted in 64 Macedonian military killed in action.
Operation Mountain Storm
Operation Mountain Storm was a military operation carried out by special police forces of the Republic of Macedonia against armed ethnic Albanians, who were warranted by the government.