Iraqi Special Operations

Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Force (ICTF)

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The Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Task Force (ICTF), sometimes referred to as the Iraqi National Counter-Terrorist Task Force (INCTF) is Iraq’s elite Counter-Terrorism unit. The ICTF are Iraq’s version of the U.S. Army’s Delta Force, undertaking a variety of operations both with their U.S. mentors and independantly into the most dangerous areas. Tasks range from high risk hostages recovery, hunting High Value Targets (HVTs) and direct action operations.


The units headquarters is in Baghdad. There are plans to use 4 additional facilities spread across Iraq to increase the units area of operations. Currently the ICTF is composed of six Battalions. Four are operational, with additional training and support battalions.

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