Commandos Marine French Army Special Forces hostage liberation at Arcachon beach in France

 
 
SOFINS 2015 Show Daily News
Special Forces Innovation Network Seminar

14 - 16 April 2015
Camp de Souge military base, France
French Army Commandos Marine at SOFINS 2015
 
Commandos Marine French Army Special Forces hostage liberation at Arcachon beach in France
During the SOFINS 2015, the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar and exhibition, the French Army Special Forces "Commandos Marine" members of the COS (Special Operations Command) have performed for the first time to the public and international press a live demonstration to show the military capacties of this unit on the beach of Arcachon in France.
     
During the SOFINS 2015, the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar and exhibition, the French Army Special Forces "Commandos Marine" have performed for the first time to the public and international press a live demonstration to show the military capacties of this unit on the beach of Arcachon in France. French Comandos Marine members of French Special Forces Command COS perform live demonstration of hostage liberation at Arcachon beach in France.
     
The Commandos Marine are the special operation forces of the French Navy. They are made up of some 600 members plus support, mostly based in northwestern France (Brittany), with several bases across the country for specific training needs. The Commandos Marine are nicknamed bérets verts (Green Berets). They operate under the Naval Riflemen and Special Operations Forces Command (ALFUSCO) and form part of the French Special Operations Command (COS).

The Commandos Marine are the French equivalent of the US Navy SEALs or the British Special Boat Service (SBS)

More than three years after he was taken hostage by an al-Qaida-linked group, a Dutch citizen was freed by French commandos early Monday April 13, 2015, morning in West Africa

France has been conducting a large military counterterrorism operation in Mali since 2013, after its former colony requested help. The effort, now called Operation Barkhane, includes 3,000 soldiers. The Netherlands is also participating in a U.N. operation to stabilize Mali.
     
 

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