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    Re: Russian Spetsnaz Forces Thread

    Post  franco on Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:24 pm

    Russian Spetsnaz forces training in the Western Military Region;

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    Re: Russian Spetsnaz Forces Thread

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:39 pm

    George1 wrote:Special forces’ unit commander killed in clashes with rebels in Tajikistan — source

    The commander of the special forces’ Alpha Group was one of the four servicemen killed in the clashes that continue in Tajikistan’s Ramit mountain gorge

    DUSHANBE, September 16. /TASS/. Four servicemen, including special forces’ Alpha Group commander Colonel Rustan Amakiyev, have been killed in clashed with militants from the armed grouping of former deputy defense minister Abdukhalim Nazarzoda in the Ramit mountain gorge in Tajikistan, a source close to the headquarters of the anti-terrorist operation told TASS on Wednesday.

    Clashes broke out last night 60 kilometers to the east of Dushanbe in Tajikistan’s Ramit mountain gorge and still continue. The details of the incident have been officially reported yet.

    On September 4, the rebellious general together with his supporters staged two terrorist attacks in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe and Vahdat, in the country’s west. Nazarzoda seized a large amount of weapons and hid in the Ramit Gorge. Nine police officers were killed as a result of the criminals' attacks and 12 others were wounded. More than 100 terrorists have been detained in an anti-terrorist operation that followed the attacks. Twelve of them surrendered arms voluntarily. Twenty-two were killed in clashes with law enforcers. The anti-terrorist operation is still underway.

    Tajik prosecutor general’s office initiated a criminal case against Nazarzoda, the former defense minister, on charges of high treason, terrorism, organizing an extremist group and sabotage. Similar charges were brought against Nazarzoda’s "closest supporter" Colonel Dzhunaidullo Umarov, who took active part in setting up a criminal group and attacking policemen in Dushanbe and Vakhdat. The prosecutor general’s office also said Nazarzods possessed a "big business" and dozens of illegally privatized assets."

    Over the years of the civil war in Tajikistan in 1992-1995, Nazarzoda, dubbed Khalim, was a field commander of the Tajik armed opposition. After a peace deal was signed in June 1997, Nazarzoda was commissioned to the Tajik army under the programme of reintegration of former opposition gunmen. In 2014, he was promoted to the rank of Major General and appointed deputy defense minister. He was dismissed from the post by President Emomali Rakhmov on Friday, September 5, for "committing a crime."

    We're talking Tajik Alpha here?
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    Re: Russian Spetsnaz Forces Thread

    Post  sepheronx on Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:01 pm

    KoTeMoRe wrote:
    George1 wrote:Special forces’ unit commander killed in clashes with rebels in Tajikistan — source

    The commander of the special forces’ Alpha Group was one of the four servicemen killed in the clashes that continue in Tajikistan’s Ramit mountain gorge

    DUSHANBE, September 16. /TASS/. Four servicemen, including special forces’ Alpha Group commander Colonel Rustan Amakiyev, have been killed in clashed with militants from the armed grouping of former deputy defense minister Abdukhalim Nazarzoda in the Ramit mountain gorge in Tajikistan, a source close to the headquarters of the anti-terrorist operation told TASS on Wednesday.

    Clashes broke out last night 60 kilometers to the east of Dushanbe in Tajikistan’s Ramit mountain gorge and still continue. The details of the incident have been officially reported yet.

    On September 4, the rebellious general together with his supporters staged two terrorist attacks in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe and Vahdat, in the country’s west. Nazarzoda seized a large amount of weapons and hid in the Ramit Gorge. Nine police officers were killed as a result of the criminals' attacks and 12 others were wounded. More than 100 terrorists have been detained in an anti-terrorist operation that followed the attacks. Twelve of them surrendered arms voluntarily. Twenty-two were killed in clashes with law enforcers. The anti-terrorist operation is still underway.

    Tajik prosecutor general’s office initiated a criminal case against Nazarzoda, the former defense minister, on charges of high treason, terrorism, organizing an extremist group and sabotage. Similar charges were brought against Nazarzoda’s "closest supporter" Colonel Dzhunaidullo Umarov, who took active part in setting up a criminal group and attacking policemen in Dushanbe and Vakhdat. The prosecutor general’s office also said Nazarzods possessed a "big business" and dozens of illegally privatized assets."

    Over the years of the civil war in Tajikistan in 1992-1995, Nazarzoda, dubbed Khalim, was a field commander of the Tajik armed opposition. After a peace deal was signed in June 1997, Nazarzoda was commissioned to the Tajik army under the programme of reintegration of former opposition gunmen. In 2014, he was promoted to the rank of Major General and appointed deputy defense minister. He was dismissed from the post by President Emomali Rakhmov on Friday, September 5, for "committing a crime."

    We're talking Tajik Alpha here?

    With a name like that (dead commander), I would say yes.

    RIP to the brave men fighting those terror scumbags.

    That said, why is that news here?
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    Re: Russian Spetsnaz Forces Thread

    Post  Cyberspec on Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:51 am

    Afghanistan:
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    Re: Russian Spetsnaz Forces Thread

    Post  George1 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:58 am

    FSB special forces will target ISIS leadership

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    Re: Russian Spetsnaz Forces Thread

    Post  George1 on Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:45 pm

    Russian army special forces participate in operations in Syria — commander

    Russia's special operations forces conduct reconnaissance checks prior to the Russian air strikes

    MOSCOW, March 23 /TASS/. The task of the Russian special operations forces in Syria is to direct planes to targets, Colonel General Alexander Dvornikov, commander of the Russian group of troops in Syria, has said.

    "I am not going to conceal the fact that our special operations forces are working in the territory of Syria. They are doing reconnaissance checks prior to the Russian air strikes; heading the planes to targets in remote regions as well as fulfilling other special tasks," Dvornikov said in an interview with the Rossiyskaya Gazeta daily.

    He added that similar units of the US Armed Forces and the armies of other coalition states were also operating in Syria.

    In addition to that, Russian military advisers are helping the Syrian authorities. "These officers are helping their Syrian colleagues to plan and conduct the warfare against terrorists and learn to handle the Russian military hardware," General Dvornikov said.


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    Re: Russian Spetsnaz Forces Thread

    Post  Book. on Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:37 am

    Russian major was killed in Syria last month: former subordinates
    BALASHIKHA, RUSSIA | BY MARIA TSVETKOVA

    A major with an elite unit from Russia's interior ministry was killed in Syria last month, several of his former comrades told Reuters on Wednesday, though Russian officials have not acknowledged his death.

    The death would bring to six the number of Russian servicemen known to have been killed in Syria during the Kremlin's five-month military campaign, which it said last week it was winding down.

    The death of Sergei Chupov, 51, was first reported by the Conflict Intelligence Team, a group of Russian bloggers who use social media to track Russian military engagements abroad.

    Reuters spoke independently to several former colleagues of Chupov, who confirmed that he was killed in fighting in Syria. Reuters also visited the cemetery outside Moscow where Chupov is buried.

    Funeral wreaths and a modest iron cross with a wooden crucifix adorn the fresh grave, with a picture of Chupov wearing uniform and medals. The date of his death marked on the grave, Feb. 8, matches the date in other accounts of his death.

    "I know Chupov was a negotiator in Syria and was killed by a direct hit from a mortar shell," Radik Belov, who said he served under Chupov's command in a reconnaissance platoon in the 1990s, told Reuters.

    The Russian defense ministry, which oversees the Russian operation in Syria, and the interior ministry, did not respond to Reuters questions about Chupov. A Kremlin spokesman said he had not heard about the case.

    There were no details about what Chupov was doing in Syria. His former comrades said he was a long-standing officer with experience of combat. He served with the Interior Ministry troops, an elite force who have in the past been involved in fighting in Russia's restive Chechnya region.

    SPECIAL FORCES

    Russia has for months said its role in Syria is restricted to air strikes, advising and training Syrian government forces, search and rescue missions for downed aircrew, and protecting Russia's bases.

    However, Russia's Interfax news agency on Wednesday quoted the commander of Russia's contingent in Syria, Alexander Dvornikov, as saying that Russia had special forces in Syria who were involved in reconnaissance of targets for air strikes and "other special tasks".

    At the cemetery in the town of Balashikha, four men in their thirties and forties, who said they had served under his command, left a glass of brandy and a slice of bread at his grave, a Russian tradition.

    They said they were all ex-servicemen but declined to give their names. They referred to Chupov as their commander and mentor. He was "a true Russian officer" said one of the men. Another described him as someone "who deserved to be a hero".

    They said they did not want to go into details because Russia has many enemies and the death of a Russian soldier in Syria could be used against Moscow.

    Asked about the bloggers' report, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a teleconference with journalists: "I have heard nothing about it. I don't know ... on what sort of information it's based."

    President Vladimir Putin last week ordered the withdrawal of the bulk of Russian forces in Syria, saying they had achieved most of their objectives.

    At a Kremlin ceremony a few days later to decorate officers for the Syria mission, Putin broke four months of official silence about the death of a Russian soldier, Fyodor Zhuravlyov, bringing the official death toll Syria to five.

    The Conflict Intelligence Team, citing social media posts and accounts of people who knew him, said Chupov graduated from a prestigious military school in then Soviet Kazakhstan, and served in Afghanistan and Chechnya.

    (Writing by Dmitry Solovyov and Christian Lowe; Editing by Andrew Osborn and Giles Elgood)

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-toll-idUSKCN0WP2AW




    A view shows the grave of Russian serviceman Sergei Chupov at a cemetery in the Balashikha district of the Moscow region, Russia, March 23, 2016.
    - REUTERS/MARIA TSVETKOVA

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    Re: Russian Spetsnaz Forces Thread

    Post  Guest on Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:46 am

    Book. wrote:Russian major was killed in Syria last month: former subordinates
    BALASHIKHA, RUSSIA | BY MARIA TSVETKOVA

    A major with an elite unit from Russia's interior ministry was killed in Syria last month, several of his former comrades told Reuters on Wednesday, though Russian officials have not acknowledged his death.

    The death would bring to six the number of Russian servicemen known to have been killed in Syria during the Kremlin's five-month military campaign, which it said last week it was winding down.

    The death of Sergei Chupov, 51, was first reported by the Conflict Intelligence Team, a group of Russian bloggers who use social media to track Russian military engagements abroad.

    Reuters spoke independently to several former colleagues of Chupov, who confirmed that he was killed in fighting in Syria. Reuters also visited the cemetery outside Moscow where Chupov is buried.

    Funeral wreaths and a modest iron cross with a wooden crucifix adorn the fresh grave, with a picture of Chupov wearing uniform and medals. The date of his death marked on the grave, Feb. 8, matches the date in other accounts of his death.

    "I know Chupov was a negotiator in Syria and was killed by a direct hit from a mortar shell," Radik Belov, who said he served under Chupov's command in a reconnaissance platoon in the 1990s, told Reuters.

    The Russian defense ministry, which oversees the Russian operation in Syria, and the interior ministry, did not respond to Reuters questions about Chupov. A Kremlin spokesman said he had not heard about the case.

    There were no details about what Chupov was doing in Syria. His former comrades said he was a long-standing officer with experience of combat. He served with the Interior Ministry troops, an elite force who have in the past been involved in fighting in Russia's restive Chechnya region.

    SPECIAL FORCES

    Russia has for months said its role in Syria is restricted to air strikes, advising and training Syrian government forces, search and rescue missions for downed aircrew, and protecting Russia's bases.

    However, Russia's Interfax news agency on Wednesday quoted the commander of Russia's contingent in Syria, Alexander Dvornikov, as saying that Russia had special forces in Syria who were involved in reconnaissance of targets for air strikes and "other special tasks".

    At the cemetery in the town of Balashikha, four men in their thirties and forties, who said they had served under his command, left a glass of brandy and a slice of bread at his grave, a Russian tradition.

    They said they were all ex-servicemen but declined to give their names. They referred to Chupov as their commander and mentor. He was "a true Russian officer" said one of the men. Another described him as someone "who deserved to be a hero".

    They said they did not want to go into details because Russia has many enemies and the death of a Russian soldier in Syria could be used against Moscow.

    Asked about the bloggers' report, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a teleconference with journalists: "I have heard nothing about it. I don't know ... on what sort of information it's based."

    President Vladimir Putin last week ordered the withdrawal of the bulk of Russian forces in Syria, saying they had achieved most of their objectives.

    At a Kremlin ceremony a few days later to decorate officers for the Syria mission, Putin broke four months of official silence about the death of a Russian soldier, Fyodor Zhuravlyov, bringing the official death toll Syria to five.

    The Conflict Intelligence Team, citing social media posts and accounts of people who knew him, said Chupov graduated from a prestigious military school in then Soviet Kazakhstan, and served in Afghanistan and Chechnya.

    (Writing by Dmitry Solovyov and Christian Lowe; Editing by Andrew Osborn and Giles Elgood)

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-toll-idUSKCN0WP2AW




    A view shows the grave of Russian serviceman Sergei Chupov at a cemetery in the Balashikha district of the Moscow region, Russia, March 23, 2016.
    - REUTERS/MARIA TSVETKOVA
    RIP.

    Another soldier who seen action since Afghanistan like the legendary Anatoliy Lebed who died nearly 3 years ago. Wonder how many of them are out there...
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    Re: Russian Spetsnaz Forces Thread

    Post  Chucklenuts on Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:50 pm

    I don't suppose a foreigner would have any chance at joining Spetsnaz? I'm from India, but I live in the U.S.
    I'm willing to be a fool and redeem the smallest chance.

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    Re: Russian Spetsnaz Forces Thread

    Post  Eagle9294 on Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:26 pm

    George1 wrote:new SSO (Special Operations unit)


    Who in the West are they similar to? Thanks. It appears similar to SOCOM.
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    Re: Russian Spetsnaz Forces Thread

    Post  franco on Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:38 pm

    Eagle9294 wrote:
    George1 wrote:new SSO (Special Operations unit)


    Who in the West are they similar to? Thanks. It appears similar to SOCOM.

    More like the Delta Force.

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    Re: Russian Spetsnaz Forces Thread

    Post  Eagle9294 on Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:49 pm

    franco wrote:
    Eagle9294 wrote:
    George1 wrote:new SSO (Special Operations unit)


    Who in the West are they similar to? Thanks. It appears similar to SOCOM.

    More like the Delta Force.

    It looks like they have some nice gear. Thanks.
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    Re: Russian Spetsnaz Forces Thread

    Post  George1 on Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:20 pm

    Russian Special Operations Forces in Syria



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    Re: Russian Spetsnaz Forces Thread

    Post  George1 on Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:20 pm

    SSO Soldiers in Palmyra







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    Re: Russian Spetsnaz Forces Thread

    Post  .50 on Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:05 am

    Chucklenuts wrote:I don't suppose a foreigner would have any chance at joining Spetsnaz? I'm from India, but I live in the U.S.
    I'm willing to be a fool and redeem the smallest chance.

    I am looking so far to know this also, I know all I need for russian foreign legion or however its called which I am going to join asap.
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    Re: Russian Spetsnaz Forces Thread

    Post  storm333 on Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:21 pm

    Special Operations Service existed within OrbSpN long before certain GRU units ( mainly Kubnika and Senezh centers) were absorbed into the MOD gerneral staff's SSO. During the Soviet Union, SSO's current role in soviet times was also redundantly carried out by Department V of the KGB in addition to the special operation service.

    During the reforms of 2008-2012 which affect the GRU, Kubnkia's training regime was heavily influenced by FSB Alpha veterans being placed in top echelon positions at that center. However Senzeh continuted with the GRU's training regime. Since the creation of the SSO, has these two units adopted a standard training regime?Is the training separate and influenced by the top echelon concerning the respective centers where Kubnika is influenced by Alphas regime, Center" T "and Senezh influenced by GRU's regime?

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