Black Swans (special forces)
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The official patch of the unit.
|Country||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Garrison/HQ||Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
The Black Swans (Bosnian: Crni Labudovi) was a paramilitary unit and special forces unit in the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was a "Patriotic League" unit formed in 1992 in Sapna under the 2nd Corps (later 1st Corps), which eventually numbered 800 men. It was one of several special Bosnian Muslim units. 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. The area of operation was Konjic, Igman and Jablanica. Black Swans wore black uniforms with a unit patch on the sleeves and the ARBIH patch on the other sleeve.
- Commander Mehdin-Senad Hodžić
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