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NATO SOF prepare to counter an invasion

31st October 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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A NATO special operations exercise conducted in September across eastern Europe was aimed at extending interoperability amongst participating force elements in overcoming both conventional and unconventional enemy combatants, sources have revealed.

Scenarios were loosely based on recent Russian incursions into Ukraine, designed to enable NATO and non-NATO entity special forces to counter an invasion by an enemy force as well as ‘diversionary’ forces spread elsewhere across a country.

Exercise Kobra 17, conducted across multiple installations in northern Poland and Slovakia between 18 and 29 September, saw special operations forces from Poland working alongside counterparts from Belgium, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Slovakia,

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