Special Operations Forces in the Fight Against Terrorism on National Territory

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 19, p.85-101 (2006)


Bulgarian Armed Forces, Counterterrorism, Hostage Rescue Operations, Land Forces, Ministry of the Interior, Special Antiterrorist Unit, Special Operations Forces


This article presents basic definitions related to terrorism and examines the essence and main features of this phenomenon, as well as possible targets of terrorist actions. Based on official documents, the author presents the roles and the tasks of the Bulgarian Armed Forces in the fight against terrorism. In the focus of his examination is the employment of Special Operations Forces in the fight against terrorist units on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria and the support, provided by all national organizations with counterterrorist missions to tactical groups.