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Top 10 Best Special Forces in the World

/ February 4, 2015

2) SAS, United Kingdom

The Special Air Service (SAS) is a unit of the British Army. Found in 1941 during the Second World War, this unit has served as a model for many Special Forces all over the world. SAS comprises one regular regiment and two territorial regiments. Counter terrorism in peacetime and special operations during wartime are the primary tasks of SAS. It gained worldwide fame and recognition after attacking the Iranian Embassy in London and rescuing hostages during the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege.

SAS, United Kingdom

1) Navy SEALs, United States

The United States Navy’s Sea, Air and Land Teams, popular known as Navy SEALs, are the male members of the United States Navy. In fact they are one of the nation’s most elite special warfare combatants. They are trained to operate in all environments (sea, air and land) for which they are named. Their duty is to conduct small-unit maritime military operations which originate from and return to a river, ocean, swamp, delta or coastline. Navy SEALs, along with CIA, found and killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. That was one of their successful operations in recent years.

Navy SEALs, United States

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Members of these elite Special Forces definitely deserve a salute!