Task Force 20 is a designation that has been used by several United States Department of Defense units.
This task force is comprised of Army Green Berets, Delta Force operators, Air Force Pararescue and commandos from the US Navy's elite DEVGRU. It is rumored that operators from the Australian and UK's world famous counter-terrorism units, the SAS and Poland's Elite CT unit, GROM also are members of TF 20.
Task Force 20's primary goal is to capture or kill "High Value Targets" (HVT's), such as Iraqi Mujahideen leaders and former Ba'ath party regime members and leaders. Task Force 20 operators were directly involved in the 14 hour firefight between them, 101st Airborne soldiers, and Saddam Hussein's sons, Uday and Qusay Hussein. The two sons were killed in the shootout after TOW missiles launched from 101st Airborne Humvees killed them. The apprehending of the most wanted man in Iraq, Saddam Hussein in Operation Red Dawn directly involved Task Force 121 operators and members of the Army 1st Armored Division, 4th Brigade, 1/1 Cavalry Regiment (Hurricane Troop) and 4th Infantry Division.
Task Force 20's mission in Iraq is to apprehend or kill tyrant and his family ; A little known Special Forces unit appears to have been central to the operation that killed Saddam's two sons, writes Tom Clonan
Jul 23, 2003; When up to 200 troops of the US 101st Airborne Division engaged a small number of Iraqis occupying a suburban villa in Mosul for...