Special Forces celebrate the 20th Anniversary, Xhaçka: National Asset, it will be modernized

The Albanian Special Forces Battalion has never been more beautiful and festive than on the 20th Anniversary of its foundation, which turned into a celebration, attended by family members of this Battalion.

To celebrate the two decades of history and engagement of the elite unit of the Armed Forces of Albania was also present the Defence Minister Olta Xhaçka, who maximally bestowed the 20 -year contribution of the Special Forces.

“Over 20 years, our Special Forces have succeeded in enriching their resume with a wide geography and variety of engagements, operations, in high-risk locations, and to be the most elite troops of our Armed Forces. This unit is a national asset and these guys are the pride of our Armed Forces, the pride of our country, the pride of each of us. They are silent heroes about whom history speaks itself. Thanks to them, our flag waves proudly alongside the flags of our Allies, in the most difficult operations’ theatres, from distant Mosul to fearsome Kandahar.”- said Minister Xhaçka.

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Albanian Naval Forces ship "Lissus" participates in two operations for the migrant's rescue and prevention in the Aegean Sea

In the arch of few hours, the Albanian ship dictated a dingy with 33 people on board, which was embarking water and escorted another one with 40 people spotted by the Turkish Coast Guard.

According to the area of responsibility, the Albanian ship has kept under surveillance the first dingy, where the people on board were removing the water by means at hand. Also, the Albanian crew, consisting of divers and nurses, were in readiness state to evacuate and rescue the people with their rescue boat in case of emergency.

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Albanian Commando Troops were ranked third in the International Exercise "Cambrian Patrol"

Albanian Commando Patrol won the third place among 137 patrol teams and more than 1.000 troops participating in the International Exercise "Cambrian Patrol” in the United Kingdom.

The "Cambrian Patrol’’ exercise, with participating troops from 37 countries around the world, is held annually in the Brecon, Wales.

The troops participating in the exercise have to march about 65 km, loaded with weapons and equipment, on both an unknown and harsh ground. Extreme elements of this exercise are evaluated as a proof of leadership, self-discipline, courage, physical endurance and determination.

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1st Infantry Battalion effectives extinguish the fire on Tarabosh Mountain

After more than 16 hours, the effectives of the 1st Infantry Battalion of the Land Force in Vau i Dejës managed to extinguish the fire on the slopes of Tarabosh Mountain, near Zues village of the administrative district Rrethina, in the municipality of Shkodra.

The troops and the vehicles of the Vau i Dejës Battalion immediately were set in motion upon the request of the local government and the order issued from the Joint Operations Center of the Armed Forces.

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