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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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  • Spotlight: Landmines pose serious humanitarian threat to Yemenis

    November 10, 2019

    Yemen is facing a serious humanitarian catastrophe created by the large fields of landmines and explosive remnants that haunt several provinces of the impoverished Arab country. The ongoing fighting between Yemen’s government and the Iran-backed Houthi rebels remains the major reason of the dramatic increase of landmines fields. Yemen’s internationally-backed government repeatedly blames the Houthi rebels for ...

  • 5 Italian soldiers wounded by roadside explosion in Iraq

    November 10, 2019

    A roadside blast wounded five Italian military members Sunday in northern Iraq as they returned from a mission aimed at helping Iraqi troops combat the Islamic State group, Italian military officials said. The Italian Defense Ministry said three of the wounded were in “grave condition” after the explosion. Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini said the five — three ...

  • Teen killed in shooting at Malmo pizza parlour minutes after car bombing

    November 10, 2019

    The shooting took place minutes after a car bomb was detonated in a nearby district of the same city. A 15-year-old boy was killed when unknown assailants opened fire on a pizza parlour in Malmo. Another teenager remains in a critical condition after being injured in the shooting in a busy square. The shooting took place at about ...

  • Last Stage of Ukraine Troop Pullback Opens Way for Peace Summit

    November 9, 2019

    Ukraine began the last of three troop withdrawals in its eastern conflict zone, a move that should help pave the way for a peace summit with the leaders of Russia, Germany and France. The pullback started Saturday shortly after noon Kyiv time, following a seven-day cease-fire, military spokesman Andriy Aheyev said by phone. The withdrawal is expected to ...

  • Countering lies with truth: Battling terrorist propaganda in East Africa

    November 9, 2019

    Lies, coercion, and deceit. These are a few of the malign tactics, techniques and procedures of terrorist organizations. Al-Shabaab, the al-Qaida affiliate in East Africa, is no exception. Terrorist organizations often spread disinformation and falsities as propaganda to bolster their destructive cause and to aid recruiting efforts. This is particularly true when losses on the battlefield ...

  • Trend in gang crime bombings rock Sweden

    November 8, 2019

    Sweden, often held up as a safe and peaceful utopia, has experienced an unprecedented wave of bombings this year as criminal gangs increasingly use explosives to settle scores. Regularly placed near the top of the UN’s Human Development Index and among the world’s richest countries in terms of GDP per capita, the Scandinavian country is facing ...

  • Bomb squad called to Aberdeen street for second time in one week amid ‘ongoing incident’

    November 8, 2019

    Bomb disposal squads have been called to a street in Aberdeen for the second time in a week. Police and Explosive Ordnance Disposal units raced to King Street on Friday night to deal with an ‘ongoing incident’. It comes just days after a 26-year-old man was charged on Monday after the recovery of a “number of chemicals” ...

  • Hundreds of thousands of civilians at risk in Syria amid ongoing violence in northeast and northwest

    November 8, 2019

    Almost daily violence targeting built-up areas and health facilities in Syria continues to threaten the lives of civilians there, UN rights experts and humanitarians said on Friday. At least 92 people have been killed in northeastern and northwestern Syria in the weeks following 9 October, when Turkish forces invaded Kurdish-held border areas in the northeast, according ...

  • Pentagon to Modernize Bomb Disposal Technology

    November 8, 2019

    Worrisome threats from a resurgent Russia and provocative China have made great power competition the No. 1 topic among military officials and analysts, but it wasn’t so long ago that counterterrorism and improvised explosive devices were the buzzwords du jour in the halls of the Pentagon. During the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ...

  • Repurposed bomb material provides Munitions Enterprise huge cost savings

    November 7, 2019

    Repurposing bomb material is one example of how the Army’s Joint Munitions Command continuously reviews its processes to be more efficient, while providing the munitions enterprise cost savings. The McAlester Army Ammunition Plant recently determined that scrap explosive material, PBXN-109, which is generated during the bomb production loading process, can be used as an effective ...

  • Burkina Faso: Gunmen kill 37 in ambush on mining firm convoy

    November 7, 2019

    At least 37 people have been killed and 60 wounded in an attack on a mining company convoy in Burkina Faso, authorities say. Five buses carrying staff of Canadian firm Semafo were ambushed on Wednesday about 40km (24 miles) from the eastern town of Boungou, reports say. A military escort vehicle was reportedly struck by an explosive ...

  • Bomb squad called after possible explosives found at North Staffordshire property

    November 7, 2019

    The bomb disposal unit attended a North Staffordshire property after a number of items – believed to be flammable – were discovered. Police were called to Dilhorne, shortly before 8pm last night (November 6), but have not revealed exactly what the items were. A 27-year-old Stoke-on-Trent man has been arrested an remains in custody. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Officers ...

  • Philippine Military: Suspected IS-linked Militant with Improvised Bombs Arrested

    November 7, 2019

    Soldiers recovered 16 pipe bombs and arrested an Islamic State-linked militant in a follow-up operation in the southern Philippines, after security forces killed three men, including two foreigners, as they allegedly tried to launch a bomb attack using suicide vests, the military said Thursday. The man, identified only by his nickname or alias “Mang,” was captured ...

  • NATO and United Nations discuss enhancing practical cooperation

    November 7, 2019

    On 7 November 2019, the NATO Military Committee hosted the United Nations Military Adviser, Lieutenant General Carlos Humberto Loitey for a briefing on ongoing activities. The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach started the meeting by welcoming Lieutenant General Carlos Humberto Loitey to the meeting and highlighting the ongoing cooperation ...

  • Five police commandos, 1 civilian injured in powerful IED blast in Manipur’s Imphal

    November 6, 2019

    A powerful improvised explosive device (IED) blast rocked Manipur’s Imphal town on Tuesday morning. The IED blast took place at Thangal Bazar. Five police commandos and one civilian were injured in the explosion. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital, Raj Medicity. The blast took place around 9.30 am. Police said among the injured are Additional ...

  • ‘A huge morale hit’ – Army EOD techs are stuck between plummeting recruitment levels and skyrocketing workloads

    November 6, 2019

    Explosive ordnance disposal units across the Army are struggling to train for combat operations amid both a personnel shortfall and a surge of domestic protection missions, a dangerous combination some EOD techs say has compromised their overall readiness and left their comrades burned out. “We are burned out and it makes people not want to stay,” ...


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