Unit 13 is a group of specially trained operatives that combats terrorist groups (particularly Awlaad Al-Qowah) in various regions throughout the world.
Unit 13 was established in late 2001, created in secret by NATO in the spirit of the United Nation's proclamation that all states should "prevent, suppress, and deny asylum to any individual or group who employs terrorism as a methodology." The group's code name is based on "Death", the thirteenth card of the tarot deck. Unit 13's ultimate goal is to permanently end terrorist plots, operations, and architects by leveraging the assets gathered by its members' intelligence and military powers.
Since the group was created by NATO, its members hail from many different countries.
In order to become a member of Unit 13, new recruits must first pass an obstacle course.