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Military history of the Republic of Macedonia

The military history of the Republic of Macedonia spans from the beginning of World War II until the recent conflicts with ethnic Albanian militants, such as the 2001 Macedonia conflict and Operation Mountain Storm. The country also contributed troops in the War on Terror.

World War II

Macedonian occupation of Yugoslavia since 11 October 1941. Their political and military operation lasted until 23 November 1944 when the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was established.

In 1943, the Partisan revolutionaries, rebel leaders and founders of the partisan detachments.

Post-World War II

National Liberation Front

The National Liberation Front was a military faction created by the ethnic Macedonian members of ELAS and DSE.

Territorial Defense Forces

During the former Yugoslav period, SR Macedonia, like each of the Yugoslav constituent republics had its own Territorial Defense armed forces.[1] During the breakup of Yugoslavia these forces acted as a predecessor to today's military of the Republic of Macedonia by taking over the control of the military bases and borders from the retreating Yugoslav People's Army.

2001 insurgency

The 2001 insurgency was a short-lived civil conflict between ethnic Albanian militants of the NLA and special police and military forces of the Republic of Macedonia.

The conflict, which ended with the disarmament of the Albanian militia, resulted in 64 Macedonian military killed in action.

Operation Mountain Storm

Operation Mountain Storm was a military operation carried out by special police forces of the Republic of Macedonia against armed ethnic Albanians, who were warranted by the government.

See also


  1. ^ Ministry of Defence of Republic of Macedonia

External links

  • Macedonia During World War II
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