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  • Iraq: Danger amid Mosul’s ruins

    July 9, 2018

    UN experts believe it will take decades to clear the Iraqi city of Mosul from explosive hazards. But, a year after liberation from the “Islamic State” group, ever more refugees are returning. Sandra Petersmann reports. The chirping of the birds seems out of place in this unreal, man-made landscape of disemboweled homes and deep craters. Emerging ...

  • U.S., Afghan Forces Clear Islamic State From Eastern District

    July 8, 2018

    U.S. and Afghan Special Forces are completing an operation to clear Islamic State fighters from a remote district in Nangarhar, the eastern province where they have their main stronghold in Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday. The operation in Deh Bala, on the border with Pakistan, began at the end of April and was largely complete in ...

  • At least nine killed in al-Shabaab car bomb attack in Somalia

    July 7, 2018

    At least nine people were killed in an attack on Somalia’s interior ministry, police have said. Security forces killed all three attackers after a two-hour gun battle in the capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday, police said. The Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack. A number of people, mostly government workers, were trapped in the ...

  • 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  

  • 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 ...

  • New Competition: ‘Airport Vehicle Checkpoint Screening’

    June 29, 2018

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching a new competition on behalf of the Future Aviation Security Solutions programme (FASS) focusing on vehicle checkpoint (VCP) screening at airports. This competition is focusing on new solutions to the challenge of vehicle checkpoint (VCP) screening at airports, in order to prevent explosives, weapons and other threats from ...

  • MyDefence Launches PITBULL – Wearable Counter UAS Jammer

    June 28, 2018

    Fredensborg, Denmark – MyDefence is launching PITBULL – the next generation wearable Counter UAS solution that utilizes smart jamming to defeat enemy drones. PITBULL was developed to have minimal impact on other signals while jamming, in an effort to maintain own communication. The Counter UAS jammer is a tactical solution weighing just 775 grams, designed to be ...

  • Khalid Ali: British Taliban bomber guilty of Westminster plot

    June 26, 2018

    Khalid Ali, 28, was arrested on 27 April 2017 in Parliament Street, where he was caught carrying three knives. Prosecutors said Ali, from Edmonton in north London, had planned a “murderous attack” on politicians and police. In a police interview, Ali said he wanted to deliver a “message” to British authorities, but claimed the knives were for ...

  • Armed opposition infighting triggers uptick in IS attacks in northern Syria

    June 26, 2018

    Explosions of car and motorbike bombs have been recurrent events in northern Syria lately. The Islamic State (IS) has also executed the members of pro-opposition armed factions, especially in Idlib and the northern Aleppo countryside, taking advantage of the lax security situation since April. The areas that are not controlled by the regime in northern Syria have been under ...