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Indonesian Special Operations Command (Koopsus)
« on: August 17, 2019, 05:46:15 PM »
Indonesian army creates new elite unit with counter-terrorist role | Army Recognition - 31 July 2019 08:27
The new Special Operations Command (Koopsus) consists of 500 highly trained personnel drawn from the army, navy and air force, military (TNI) chief Air Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto said during a ceremony launching the unit. Revisions to Indonesia’s anti-terror laws, which were passed in 2018, allowed the military to be formally involved in counter-terrorism operations. Until now, the Indonesian national police’s elite wing, Detachment 88 (Densus 88), had been the country’s lead security unit in pursuing terrorists.