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Special Forces Anti-Terrorist Group (Agrupacion de Fuerzas Especiales Antiterroristas)

The Special Forces Anti-Terrorist Group was created to combat terrorist cells operating in Colombian cities. The Urban Anti-Terrorist Special Forces Grouping, AFEAU, carries out significant operations in the development of the war; This group was created in response to the taking of the Palace of Justice by the M-19 in November 1985, since at that time in Colombia, there was no Force that worked with precise fire to clear an enclosure with characteristics such as the of the Palace. Given these circumstances, the National Government ordered by decree the training of the Public Force (military and police) to manage a situation like this.

This special group is a unit dependent on the General Command of the Military Forces, and is part of the Joint Special Forces. In turn, it is made up of the Alpha detachments of the National Army, Bravo of the National Navy, Charley of the Colombian Air Force, and Delta of the National Police. It also has an Omega detachment of sniper experts.

The AFEAU must comply with a specific profile of Commands, which are characterized by being people trained and trained in high-risk special operations, with a will superior to that of a regular combatant; in order for each one to know their work, be suitable as an instructor and achieve excellent physical preparation; and in the same way, expert shooters with complete command of weapons and the use of discriminated fire used in closed areas of the urban area.

It is important to highlight that the Commands have protective equipment: helmet, vest, anti-splinter glasses, and weapons: rifle, pistol, reserve ammunition, suppliers, stun grenades, smoke or gas, for missions or joint operations. for the benefit of society.

Finally, it should be noted that in order to become part of the AFEAU Unit, in addition to being selected personnel, one must comply with real training exercises, which is where, through simulations, they train in assaults (release of hostages ), combat tactics and handling of explosives; since this depends on the mission being effective.

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