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Welcome to the Counter-IED Report website, one-stop information and news source for Counter-IED professionals worldwide. The Counter-IED Report is a leading international subscription-based publication, which serves as an information source to communicate the latest developments in the fight against the IED threat. The aim of the Counter-IED Report is to identify technological advances as well as strategies and tactics for reducing successful IED manufacture and placement. The report is published in print, eBook and PDF formats, and distributed worldwide. The distribution is tailored to the highly engaged audience of EOD, CIED, CBRNe, Defence, Law Enforcement, CT and Security professionals and senior decision makers in government, public and private sectors. Additional print copies of the Report are also distributed at the relevant Defence and Security events through our Media Partnership Programme.


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  • It could take more than a decade to clear Mosul of explosives, U.S. officials say

    July 13, 2017

    After nine months of vicious street-to-street fighting to drive the Islamic State out of Mosul, it could take many years more to fully remove explosives and other munitions from one of Iraq’s most populous cities, U.S. State Department officials said. “When I look around the world in some ways there’s nothing like Mosul that we’ve encountered.” said ...

  • 10 soldiers injured after ammunition depot catches fire near Turkey-Syria border

    July 13, 2017

    A fire triggered explosions in an ammunition depot early Thursday on the outskirts of the Kilis province near Turkey’s Syria border, slightly injuring 10 soldiers. Black smoke was seen rising from the city center of Kilis after explosions occurred in a temporary military base located only two kilometers away from an organized industrial zone near Kilis. The ...

  • FBI trains with Ellsworth EOD Airmen

    July 12, 2017

    Special Agents from the FBI trained with 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal Airmen and other law enforcement agencies during a National Improvised Explosive Familiarization course at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 11 to 13. The FBI-led, joint exercise focused on homemade explosives, or HMEs, and instructing bomb technicians on how to recognize them. “HMEs ...

  • Explosion outside US Air Force recruiting office under investigation

    July 11, 2017

    Local and federal authorities are investigating an explosion at a US Air Force recruiting office in Bixby, Oklahoma. Bomb squads from Bixby and Tulsa police responded around 10:30 p.m. local time Monday to the reported explosion, near Tulsa, Bixby Police Sgt. Tim Scrivner told CNN. The FBI and ATF are on scene and investigating the cause of ...

  • Homes evacuated after bomb disposal team called to Luton street

    July 11, 2017

    Police have evacuated a number of homes in a Luton street after reports of a suspicious vehicle. Officers, including a bomb disposal unit, are still at the scene in Napier Road following a call from a member of the public at 8.30am this morning (July 11). A video posted by Livesoundz Producxtions, reads: “Bomb threat in Napier Rd ...

  • OPCW hosts training seminar on scheduled chemical agent transfer regime

    July 11, 2017

    Representatives of customs agencies from member states to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) recently convened at the headquarters of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to consider improvements to the CWC’s transfer regime during a three-day training seminar. In his opening remarks to attendees, OPCW Deputy Director-General Hamid Ali Rao stressed the importance ...

  • Immediate Lessons from the Battle of Mosul

    July 10, 2017

    The largest conventional land battle since the capture of Baghdad in 2003 has been ongoing since October 2016. The purpose of this article is to provide Army a first-look on lessons identified from the advisors engaged in supporting our Iraqi partners to excise the Da’esh malignancy from Iraq. This list is raw and provided to ...

  • 7 Injured in Attack Against Venezuela National Guard

    July 10, 2017

    Footage of the explosion shows at least two motorcyclists thrown in the air from the impact of the blast. A roadside explosion in Caracas has left seven members of the Venezuelan National Guard severely injured, reported VTV President Ernesto Villegas. The explosion took place in Altamira, a neighborhood of the Chacao municipality of Caracas. Footage of the explosion ...

  • Smiths completes sale of explosive trace detection business

    July 10, 2017

    Smiths Group has announced that it has completed the sale of the explosive trace detection business formerly owned by Morpho Detection to OSI Systems for $75.5m. The Company said the proceeds will be reinvested in attractive growth opportunities. As previously announced, in connection with its acquisition of Morpho Detection from Safran, Smiths had made commitments to the ...

  • Advanced tech to help soldiers map minefields

    July 10, 2017

    The Indian Army‘s Directorate of Combat Engineering is set to acquire GPS-based minefield recording equipment that’ll help avoid casualties during the detection and defusion of landmines. Detection and disposing of mines has always been a risky affair for Army units operating along border areas. “The new equipment will be compatible to conditions in the Indian sub-continent,” a ...

  • Chilling picture shows female Isil fighter holding child moments before detonating suicide vest

    July 8, 2017

    At first sight the picture appears to show a mother cradling her young child as she flees an Islamic State-held area of Mosul. But a closer look reveals she is holding a trigger., which she will pull seconds later. An Iraqi TV station captured the moment before a suspected female Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) suicide bomber ...

  • Agilent Technologies Acquires Raman Spectroscopy Innovator, Cobalt Light Systems

    July 7, 2017

    Cobalt’s portfolio of solutions accelerates entry into high-growth Raman spectroscopy market and expands Agilent’s value proposition for pharmaceutical and biopharma customers. Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it has acquired Oxfordshire, U.K.-based Cobalt Light Systems, a provider of highly differentiated Raman spectroscopic instruments for the pharmaceutical industry, applied markets, and public safety. Cobalt’s innovative suite of ...


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