How the French Special Forces Liberated the Holiest Site in Islam

The fascinating story of the 1979 Seige of Mecca.

The Group d'intervention de la Gendarmerie (GIGN) of France, despite not being as popular as most other groups of its kind, is one of the oldest professional counterterror units in the world. The group consists of soldiers who have the authority to arrest individuals or…



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