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TRC Counterterrorist Organization Profile – Oman`s Cobras

Oman has not suffered from a persistent terrorist threat since the mid-1970`s. Nonetheless, as with many Middle Eastern states, the great potential for activity from non-domestic threats exists and must be dealt with. Oman`s answer was the raising of an elite unit known formally as the Sultan`s Special Forces (SSF). The SSF was created after the end of the rebellion in Oman which lasted from 1962 to 1975. The Sultan of Oman had not presaged such an event occurring in his country and was thus caught unprepared when violence broke out. Full Story and More Profiles

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