Mon, 09 May 2011 10:26:00 GMT | By Bart-René Thiel
The world's toughest Special Forces

7. Spetsnaz (Russian Special Purpose Forces)

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The Spetsnaz have created a fierce reputation as one of the world's best special forces due to the very harsh standards of their training. Less than 2 in 10 candidates pass the course, which lasts for several months and includes training in hand-to-hand combat, weapons, intelligence gathering, hostage negotiation and rescue, riot control, field medicine and a large emphasis on physical fitness.

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