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  • Syria war: More than 200 dead in suicide attacks

    July 25, 2018

    At least 215 people have died in a series of apparently co-ordinated attacks in south-western Syria, local officials and a monitoring group say. Several suicide bombings struck in and around the government-held city of Suweida – the main city in the province – on Wednesday. The Islamic State group (IS) said it carried out the attacks. Pro-government forces ...

  • Janus Clears Explosives at Former ISIS-Held Grain Silo in Iraq

    July 25, 2018

    Explosives experts from Janus Global Operations have cleared a grain processing facility in Tal Afar, Iraq, months after the Iraqi Army drove out Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters from the area. The company said Wednesday its teams found and deactivated more than 70 improvised explosive devices, rockets, grenades, mortar and other weapons, and cleared more than 192,000 square ...

  • Pakistan: At least 31 people killed in explosion at Quetta polling station

    July 25, 2018

    Five policemen and two children were among the victims of the attack in the city of Quetta. There are fears the death toll could rise as many of the 35 people wounded are in a critical condition. Terror group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the explosion. Hashim Ghilzai, an administration official in Quetta, said: “(The bomber) was ...

  • 44th Civil Support Team Aims for a Successful Training Proficiency Evaluation

    July 23, 2018

    Soldiers and Airmen of the Florida National Guard’s 44th Civil Support Team conducted training this week in West Palm Beach, Florida, as part of a skills validation exercise for U.S. Army North. Donning their full body protective gear, designed to keep the Guardsmen alive in an environment contaminated by chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents, members ...

  • Heathrow scanner trial could ease airport liquid ban

    July 23, 2018

    The machines take a 3D X-ray, allowing security staff to check items without requiring them to be removed from bags, and can detect explosives. The worldwide rules began in 2006 after a terror plot was stopped by UK police. The Department for Transport said a “small number” of trials was set to last between six and 12 ...

  • Augmenting the AOR: EOD Airman provides critical skillset to Army forensics team

    July 23, 2018

    This story is part of the JET/IA “Augmenting the AOR” series, covering the unique missions and skill sets Airmen provide to coalition and sister-service mission partners throughout the deployed area of responsibility. Visiting the Central Command Forensic Exploitation Laboratory, located at Camp Arifjan, is an experience similar to watching a television show like ‘CSI’ or ‘NCIS,’ ...

  • No time to waste

    July 23, 2018

    Experiments to test incremental solutions that will give joint forces more warning of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons on an accelerated timeline. In an unpredictable location, which could be an urban center in Syria or a semirural suburb like Salisbury, England, a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) event will happen, again. Such an event ...

  • Afghan Army Captures IED Maker, Prevents Attack on School, Voting Center

    July 19, 2018

    The Afghan National Army’s 4th Brigade, 203rd Corps captured five improvised explosive device (IED) makers and a cache of bomb-making, in Logar Province, June 13. The successful operation began when the 4th Brigade’s intelligence section used its own Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) to spot five insurgents emplacing three IEDs stopping a targeted attack at a ...

  • UK Border Force Deploys Agilent Resolve Handheld Raman Systems for Hazardous Material Detection

    July 19, 2018

    Press release – SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 19, 2018 Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that UK Border Force is now using Resolve, the company’s handheld Raman system, to detect bulk chemicals—whether benign, hazardous, or illegal—through opaque packages and containers. This system is the latest addition to a suite of advanced technologies deployed to detect illegal ...

  • Slovakia extradites wanted terrorist to Russia linked to ex-Chechen militant commander

    July 18, 2018

    Bratislava has extradited Aslan Yandiyev to Russia, a gang member linked to deceased Chechen militant commander, Shamil Basayev, the Public Relations Center of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) informed TASS. “The wanted individual was involved in organizing and committing a string of headline-making terrorist attacks using high-powered IEDs (improvised explosive devices) in a city park ...

  • Veteran uses state-of-the-art prosthetic technology

    July 17, 2018

    A U.S. Army veteran and amputee explained how state-of-the-art prosthetics changed his life at the Amputee Coalition Conference in Tucson. Richard Cicero lost an arm and leg when an improvised explosive device went off in Afghanistan back in 2010. He is one of the few people in the country who has been through this prosthetic procedure. Cicero ...

  • 20 killed as ISIS bomber reportedly targets Taliban officials in Afghanistan

    July 17, 2018

    An Afghan official says an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) suicide bomber has killed 20 people in northern Afghanistan, including a Taliban commander. Abdul Qayuom Baqizoi, provincial chief police of northern Sar-i-Pul province, said the attack Tuesday took place as village elders met with Taliban officials in the area. In northern Afghanistan, Taliban and the ISIS ...

  • Three teens appear in court after Bogside riots

    July 17, 2018

    Four people – including three teenagers – appeared in court yesterday on charges linked to last week’s disturbances in Londonderry. John Paul Moore of Carlton Court in the city faced three charges of possessing with intent, namely three improvised explosive devices, with making, possessing and throwing petrol bombs, riotous behaviour and with indecently exposing himself to ...

  • Counter IED: Defeating The Unseen

    July 17, 2018

    The Improvised Explosive Device, or IED, is a well-known threat to service members operating in potentially hostile environments like Afghanistan and Iraq. This weapon has inflicted a destructive toll since Operation Enduring Freedom, but 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) aims to combat this menace by teaching the Company Crew Specialist Course at ...

  • Are medicines and perceptions banned from hand luggage? Everything you need to know

    July 16, 2018

    UK FLIGHT restrictions can be difficult to understand when travelling with only hand luggage at the airport. Here we reveal the rules around carrying medicine and prescription drugs. Travellers boarding flights in the UK might not be allowed to carry powdered materials in their hand luggage. Powders that are over 12 ounces could be prevented from being ...

  • Investigation reveals elaborate technology terror web

    July 16, 2018

    In late December 2015 a uniformed Pentagon spokesman, Colonel Steve Warren, made a video announcement about “Operation Inherent Resolve”, the US military’s campaign against the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria. The spokesman gave details about 10 senior IS figures who had been targeted and killed, many in drone strikes, over the course ...

  • UN: Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan Hit Record High

    July 15, 2018

    The United Nations says the number of civilians killed in Afghanistan has reached a record high in the first half of the year, despite last month’s cease-fire. Deaths rose 1 percent to 1,692, although injuries dropped 5 percent to 3,430, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in its latest civilian casualty report released on July ...

  • South Africa: Explosive devices a sign of what’s to come?

    July 15, 2018

    The recent spate of explosive devices found around Durban could be the start of what’s to come. This was the view of two intelligence experts, who said the incidents were being viewed as “trials” to see how police and the public respond – the perpetrators were sending out a discreet message. Several suspicious incendiary devices were found ...