Groupe d'Intérvention de La Gendarmerie Royale

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Groupe d'Intervention de La Gendarmerie Royale
(Royal Gendarmerie Intervention Group)
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Active1957-present
Country Morocco
BranchRoyal Moroccan Gendarmerie
TypeSpecial Forces
RoleSpecial operations
Garrison/HQRabat, Morocco

Groupe d'Intervention de La Gendarmerie Royale (مجموعة التدخل للدرك الملكي) is a regiment within the Royal Moroccan Gendarmerie and consists of specially trained military units, educated and trained to carry out a range of special operations.

Organisation[edit]

GIGR is composed of the following units:

  • 2 Parachute Infantry Brigades (BIP)
  • 7 commando units
  • 2 battalions of airborne assault
  • 1 mountain infantry battalion (mountain)
  • 1 Commando Group of the Guard
  • 1 BLS (Light Brigade of Security)
  • Marines:
    • 3 battalions (Al Hoceima / Dakhla / Laayoun) and a Squadron (Casablanca) + 3 intervention groups of the Royal Navy (el hoceima)
    • Security group and intervention of the Royal Gendarmerie de Maroc (GSIGR)
    • Parachute Squadron Royal Gendarmerie de Maroc
    • 16 battalions leger rapid response (IRLS)
    • Intervention Rapide groups -GIR- (DGSN)
    • Special agent of the DST
    • Commando Fusiliers unit of the Air (FCA)

In addition, there are special units such as the GTI (Battle Group motorized / mechanized Intervention) based along the Saharan Wall. The Camel Corps (motorized unit)

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