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Green Berets (Bosnian paramilitary)

Zelene beretke "Bosnae"
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Emblem of Green berets
Active1992
Allegiance Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
BranchArmy of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
TypeParamilitary
RoleLight infantry
Size3,500 (1992)
Garrison/HQSarajevo, Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nickname(s)Zeleni Spartanci
Colors    
Engagements
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Emin Švrakić

Zelene beretke (English, "Green Berets") was a paramilitary organization founded in Sarajevo in early 1992. They were founded by demobilized soldiers and conscripts from the Yugoslav National Army (JNA) who were mostly ethnic Bosniaks and supporters of Bosnian regular gouverment. They were integrated into a newly founded Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the second half of 1992. The Green Berets as a gear of choice and name was selected both as a reference to United States Army Special Forces (although no actual relation existed) and as a common colour brand of the predominant ethnic group that composed the unit, namely Bosniaks. Bosnian Green Berets were mostly active during the war in the early part of 1992 in northern and central Bosnia.[1]

References

  1. ^ Swanee Hunt. This was not our war: Bosnian women reclaiming the peace. Retrieved March 1, 2011.

See also