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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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  • Houthi-laid landmines paralyze civilians’ life in Yemen’s Hodeidah

    December 9, 2019

    Landmines laid by the Houthi rebels in various areas of the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah paralyzed the life of civilians there and restricted their daily movement. Many families were affected by the excessive existence of landmines in the roads leading to their residential areas and farms in Hodeidah’s southern parts. A citizen named Ali Nahari ...

  • 2 Turkish soldiers killed, 7 wounded while defusing bomb

    December 9, 2019

    Turkish officials say at least two soldiers have been killed and seven others wounded while attempting to defuse an improvised explosive device At least two Turkish soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded on Monday while attempting to defuse an improvised explosive device, officials said. The device exploded in a village near the town of Idil, ...

  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians host training in Uganda

    December 9, 2019

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 are in Magamaga, Uganda, from October 2019 to September 2020 to train members of the Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces (UPDF) on proper munition disposal procedures and techniques. The 11-month effort is designed to facilitate a training course for Ugandan EOD technicians on ...

  • India, Nepal joint military exercise focuses on IED detection

    December 9, 2019

    The sixth day of joint military exercise between India and Nepal in Nepal’s Rupendehi district focused on detection of Improvised explosive device (IEDs), volleyball matches and joint practice. This is the 14th edition of the joint military exercise ‘Surya Kiran’ which is conducted alternatively in India and Nepal. The aim of this exercise is to conduct a ...

  • French soldier seriously injured in Mali by landmine

    December 8, 2019

    A French soldier in Mali has been seriously injured by an improvised explosive device while on duty in the region of Liptako that straddles Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, military staff have confirmed. “His armoured vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device” while on duty in In Figaren, just east of Ansongo in the region ...

  • IED recovered, defused in north Kashmir

    December 8, 2019

    Security forces on Saturday defused an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by suspected militants on a roadside in north Kashmir’s Handwara village averting a major tragedy. Reports said a major tragedy was averted when the security forces detected and defused an IED planted on the road in Watain area of Handwara in north Kashmir Kupwara district. SSP ...

  • Turkish forces seize explosive materials in N.Syria

    December 6, 2019

    Turkish security forces destroyed 752 mines and 1,381 improvised explosives as part of its anti-terror operation in northern Syria, the country’s National Defense Ministry said on Friday. “In order to ensure the safety of the civilians in the Operation Peace Spring area, our heroic commandos continue disabling mines planted and rigged as booby traps by PKK/YPG ...

  • Navy EOD Technician awarded USO’s George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award for 2019

    December 6, 2019

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician First Class Petty Officer Travis Holland, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11, was honored by the United Service Organization (USO) with the George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award during the 58th Armed Forces Gala and Gold Medal Dinner on December 4 in New York City. The USO George Van Cleave ...

  • Law enforcement in Spain join international campaign against internet terrorist manuals

    December 5, 2019

    Spain’s National Police and Guardia Civil took part in the European Union Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) 17th Joint Referral Action Day against online terrorism crime.  They worked with specialised units from EU Member States, non-EU countries and other Europol specialised units.   This joint action was coordinated from Europol’s headquarters in The Hague and mainly targeted manuals and tutorials explaining ...

  • Gov’t troops find more bombs in Maguindanao

    December 5, 2019

    Government troops found six more powerful improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Maguindanao Wednesday as the military intensified its offensive against Islamic State-linked militants. The total number of IEDs recovered since the operations began on Nov. 24 is now 20. Earlier, soldiers found 14 IEDs in various hideouts of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. Major Gen. Diosdado Carreon, ...

  • Picture captures moment WWII bomb detonates in controlled explosion in Chelmsford’s Admirals Park

    December 4, 2019

    The moment an unexploded WWII bomb detonated was caught in a photo. The Ministry of Defence had dug a hole in Chelmsford’s Admirals Park this afternoon as part of their process of conducting a controlled explosion. Essex Police, as well as the bomb disposal unit, were called at around 11.40am today, (Wednesday, December 4), to reports of ...

  • Secretary General: as the world changes, NATO will continue to change

    December 4, 2019

    The NATO leaders’ meeting marking the 70th anniversary of the Alliance wrapped up in London on Wednesday (4 December 2019). After the working session, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “Our meeting has once again demonstrated that NATO remains the only place where Europe and North America discuss, decide and act every day together on strategic ...

  • In Sahel, French troops hunt hidden menace of jihadist landmines

    December 4, 2019

    The unit commander’s order crackles over the radio and the column of French armoured vehicles en route between Burkina Faso and Mali comes to a sudden halt. In the Sahel scrub some 50 kilometres (31 miles) from Deou, in northern Burkina Faso, the vehicles fall into a semi-circle. Eight military engineers step out and walk in an ...

  • ACI launches new guidance on Computed Tomography technology screening

    December 3, 2019

    Airports Council International (ACI) World has today launched a new implementation guide for Computed Tomography – or CT – screening technology that can help airports improve efficiency and passenger experience at security checkpoints. The Advanced Cabin Baggage Screening / Computed Tomography (CT) Implementation Guide was developed with ACI’s Smart Security Management Group, which is comprised of some of ...


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