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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 countering threat networks, reduce IED manufacture and placement, assist post-conflict humanitarian demining and capacity building efforts worldwide. We strive to deliver an up-to-date, first-hand expert knowledge, and facilitate information sharing between stakeholders, academia and the industry. 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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  • Terrorists Stalk Dark Web for Deadlier Weaponry

    January 17, 2018

    Bottom line: Terrorists are turning to the dark web’s crypto-bazaars, social media channels and e-commerce sites to buy more coveted military equipment than the usual rocket launchers and AK-47s in the traditional black market. These digital black markets are also allowing terrorist organizations from Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen, as well as self-radicalized individuals in the West, ...

  • Children suffer severely from Myanmar’s pocket wars: UN report

    January 17, 2018

    Children suffer severely from Myanmar’s decades-old pocket wars between various ethnic armed groups and government security forces, the United Nations Office of the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict said in a statement on Tuesday. The fourth UN Secretary-General report on the impact of armed conflict on children in Myanmar, covering the period from February 1, ...

  • In the age of improvised explosives Raiders wrestle with light strike vehicles

    January 17, 2018

    Marine Raiders are struggling to find the right tactical vehicle fleet at a time when improvised explosive devices continue to pose a major threat on many battlefields. As the Marine Corps moves back to its expeditionary roots, the Corps in recent years has expanded its fleet of lightweight vehicles capable of rapid deployment, that includes the ...

  • ‘Unlike anything I had ever seen’: Airman to receive Silver Star for actions in fierce Mosul fight

    January 17, 2018

    The special operations team had been waiting for weeks on the mission to retake Mosul, Iraq. “We were prepared for it, and, finally, it came down that we were going to get the go-ahead on the morning of Oct. 20,” said Staff Sgt. Christopher Lewis, a combat controller attached to a Navy SEAL team during the ...

  • 12 killed, 48 wounded in Maiduguri suicide bomb attack

    January 17, 2018

    The Police in Maiduguri have confirmed that 12 persons were killed and 48 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri on Wednesday. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Daminian Chukwu, confirmed the incident. Chukwu said that a male suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at a crowded market killing himself and 10 other persons. Read more… Source: Nigerian Tribune  

  • EU commends destruction of Libya’s chemical weapons stockpile

    January 17, 2018

    The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the European External Action Service (EEAS) has assessed the complete elimination of Category-2 chemical materials from Libya and transported to Germany for their destruction as “a positive step towards the complete and permanent eradication of all chemical weapons in the country”. According to an EU Foreign ...

  • Bomb squad carry out controlled explosion in Latchford after another Second World War bomb uncovered

    January 16, 2018

    A second controlled explosion has been carried out after another suspected World War Two bomb was discovered at Edgewater Park. Officers from Cheshire Police were called to the scene earlier to deal with the discovery of the ‘unexploded artillery shell’. A controlled explosion was carried out at the site in Latchford, off Thelwall Lane, at around 2.15pm. Read more… Source: ...

  • Baghdad double suicide attack kills many

    January 15, 2018

    At least 35 people have been killed in a double suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, medical sources say, the second attack in three days. More than 90 were injured in the attack in Tayaran Square, in the city centre. Baghdad has repeatedly been the target of bombings and armed attacks since the Islamic State (IS) ...

  • Another IED recovered on Srinagar outskirts

    January 14, 2018

    Government forces on Sunday detected an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by militants in Maloora area on the outskirts of summer capital Srinagar, said an official. He said that the IED was detected by a patrolling party on a roadside in Maloora. “A bomb disposal squad has reached the spot,” he said. Pertinently, an IED weighing nearly ...

  • Explosion targets convoy of head of Baghdad Provincial Council, kills 8

    January 14, 2018

    A suicide bomb on Saturday targeted the convoy of the head of Baghdad’s provincial council in the city’s Adan neighborhood killing eight and injuring 10 others. Riyadh al-Azaz, the head of the Council, said that the attack targeted his convoy killing one and injuring four more of his bodyguards, Al-Sumaria TV, an Iraqi media reported. The attack ...

  • Competition document: finding explosives hidden in electrical items

    January 12, 2018

    This Defence and Security Accelerator (Accelerator) themed competition seeks to make a real difference in aviation security through innovative science and technology. The competition is looking for proposals to improve our ability to prevent explosives, hidden within electrical items in passenger baggage, from being taken on board an aircraft. This Accelerator competition is part of the wider Department for Transport and Home Office Future Aviation ...

  • Leading X-ray Technologies

    January 11, 2018

    Vidisco celebrates thirty years of delivering a field-proven line of advanced portable X-ray solutions, while striding towards newer solutions and breakthrough technologies. The Milipol 2017 homeland security event was yet another turning point for Vidisco, who demonstrated another advanced, smart, and easy-to-use line of products designed to meet all customer needs. Visitors to the stand experienced ...


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