News – July 2018


  • US, Lebanon Armed Forces Complete Resolute Response 18

    July 6, 2018

    U.S. and Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) participated in exercise Resolute Response (RR) 18 at Jounieh Naval Base, Lebanon, June 25-July 6. RR18 is an annual bilateral engagement between the U.S. Navy and LAF with the focus of sharing and knowledge, insight and strategy in the fields of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), dive operations, civil military operations ...

  • Travellers in US face delays so airport security can screen snacks

    July 5, 2018

    Travellers using American airports are facing a new obstacle with Transport Security Administration (TSA) officials asking them to remove snacks and powders from their carry-on luggage. The latest step in the ever-tightening security arrangements surrounding travel in the US is not an official policy but is being enforced by officers at many airports across the country. Responsibility ...

  • Wiltshire novichok poisoning investigated by UK counter-terror police

    July 5, 2018

    An urgent investigation is under way to discover how a British couple have been left critically ill by the nerve agent novichok, the same military grade poison that nearly killed a former Russian spy and his daughter four months ago. Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer, Neil Basu, announced that expert scientists in chemical warfare at the world ...

  • Roadside blast injures six Kenyan police officers in border region

    July 4, 2018

    Six Kenyan police officers were injured on Tuesday evening after the vehicle in which they were traveling in ran over an improvised explosive device (IED) in Garissa country near the Somali border. David Kerina, Garissa County Police Commander, confirmed the incident at Masalani area after police officers from Ijara camp were attacked by people believed to ...

  • I Made Over 500 IEDs For Suicide Missions – Boko Haram Teenager

    July 3, 2018

    A 15 year-old former Boko Haram bomb maker, Ali Goni, has made a chilling confession about how he made over 500 underwear Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) used by insurgents for suicide missions on soft targets in the last five years. The military authorities described the teenager as the most deadly Boko Haram member, who had mastered ...

  • Russian investigators name terrorist group behind St. Petersburg metro attack

    July 3, 2018

    Jamaat al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia, has been found to be behind the last year’s terror attack on St. Petersburg’s metro, an investigator told a Moscow City Court hearing on this case on Tuesday. “It has been established that the Jamaat al-Tawhid wal-Jihad organization, which is banned in Russia, was involved in the ...

  • Northrop Secures $97M Option on Navy Counter IED Tech Supply Contract

    July 2, 2018

    Northrop Grumman has received a $96.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to produce systems designed to protect troops, vehicles and structures against radio-controlled improvised explosive devices. The Defense Department said Friday the service branch exercised an option for full-rate production of the Block One Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Increment One system. Read more… Source: GovConWire  

  • Mali car bomb attack kills four civilians, wounds four French soldiers

    July 1, 2018

    An attack on a military patrol in northern Mali on Sunday killed four civilians and wounded 31 others, including four French soldiers, Mali’s government and the French army said. The ambush, which involved a car bomb explosion followed by gunfire, took place two days after Islamist militants killed at least six people during a raid on ...

  • Suicide Bombing Strikes Ballot Warehouse In Iraq

    July 1, 2018

    A suicide bomber has targeted a storage site in northern Iraq containing ballot boxes from the May parliamentary elections, wounding at least 19 people, officials say. Security officers said a car bomb driven by a suicide bomber exploded at the main gate of the warehouse in the city of Kirkuk on July 1, days before a ...

  • China introduces millimeter wave tech into airports security checks

    July 1, 2018

    China has officially introduced a human imaging device with millimeter wave technology into its airports security checks, according to civil aviation authorities. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) issued its latest official technical standards and testing program for the millimeter wave human-imaging technology used for airport security checks. Following the United States and the European Union, ...

  • ISIS Khurasan’s IED expert, in charge of urban attacks killed in Jalalabad city

    July 1, 2018

    A key ISIS Khurasan group member who was in charge of coordinating in the urban areas and expert in producing Improvised Explosive Devices was killed during an operation of the Afghan armed forces. According to the local officials, the key ISIS Khurasan group member was killed in Jalalabad city the provincial capital of Nangarhar province. Read more… Source: ...

  • Russian military downs unidentified drones near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria

    July 1, 2018

    A group of unidentified drones has been shot down by Russia’s Air Defense units near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria, the Russian MoD has announced. No damage to the facility was reported. The objects were detected north-east from the military facility on Saturday, the base’s authorities said. “All aerial targets were destroyed,” they confirmed. The military, however, stopped ...