Wolves (military)

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Special Forces Battalion
Active 1 March 1994
Country  Republic of Macedonia
Allegiance ARM
Branch Special Operations Regiment
Type Special operations force

Primary tasks:

  • Direct action
  • Special reconnaissance
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Foreign internal defense
  • Unconventional warfare

Other roles:

  • Counter-drug operations
  • Hostage rescue
  • Personnel recovery
  • Hydrographic reconnaissance
Nickname Wolves (Macedonian: Волци)
Motto Always and everywhere first (Macedonian: Секогаш и секаде први)
Engagements Afghanistan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Lieutenant Colonel Goran Ilioski

The Wolves (Macedonian: Волци, transliterated Volci) are a special forces branch of the military of the Republic of Macedonia. The Wolves were the primary military force which engaged Albanian militias in the 2001 insurgency in the Republic of Macedonia. The "Wolves" also contributed to coalition forces serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom beginning in 2003 and continued off and on through 2008.[1]

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