Humanitarian Mine Action 2021: Morocco, US Boost Military Cooperation

Members of US and Moroccan military forces participated in Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA), Morocco 2021. Commenting on the joint military exercise, the US embassy stated that it aims to train the Moroccan Armed Forces (FAR) on “detecting explosive devices while Read More …

Switzerland to send demining experts to Sudan

The unarmed experts will support the planning and carrying out of demining operations as part of an international peace mission, according to the defence ministry. Peace and stability in the African country is also in the interest of Switzerland, the Read More …

Training center’s mission impacts post-war regions around world

When the war has ended, its work has just begun. The Humanitarian Demining Training Center’s impact can be felt across continents, countries and conflicts as a post-war resource supporting the removal of explosive remnants of battle amongst other efforts to Read More …

Canada extends anti-ISIS mission in Middle East by one year

The Liberal government has approved a slimmed-down extension of the Canadian military’s contribution to the ongoing fight against the remnants of ISIS. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan issued a statement Tuesday announcing an extension of the seven-year-old campaign, known as Operation Read More …

Germany Extends Military Presence in Afghanistan into 2022

Germany’s Parliament extended the presence of German troops in Afghanistan for another 10 months, media reports say. Germany has up to 1,300 soldiers in Afghanistan under NATO’s Resolute Support’s train, advice and assist mission to Afghan forces who will stay Read More …

Arria-Formula Meeting on the Threat of Improvised Explosive Devices against Peace Operations

omorrow (26 March), an Arria-formula meeting will be held on: “Protecting the Peacekeeper: Suppressing the Deployment of Improvised Explosive Devices against Peace Operations”. The meeting is being co-hosted by Kenya, China, Estonia, France, Ireland, Mexico, Niger, Norway, Saint Vincent and Read More …

Afghansitan: ANA destroyed 36 IEDs placed by Taliban on public roads in Helmand province

36 IEDs which were placed by Taliban on public roads in Gireshk district of Helmand province, were discovered and defused by ANA. Lives of tens of civilians were saved as a result. 36 IEDs which were placed by Taliban on Read More …

KFOR military working dog handlers train with MAT Kosovo

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Regional Command-East, Kosovo Force, travelled to Peja/Peć on March 9 to train with Mine Action Training Kosovo, a humanitarian demining school that trains students in explosive ordnance disposal and identification. 1st Lt. Taylor Firn, officer Read More …

Azerbaijani servicemen complete two-week mine clearance course in Turkey

Twenty-three Azerbaijani army soldiers have successfully completed a two-week mine search and clearance course in Izmir, Turkey, the Turkish National Defence Ministry has reported on its Twitter page. “23 soldiers of the Azerbaijani Army successfully completed their 2-week long Specialist Read More …

Mission Success: DTRA Technical Integrators Return Home from Operation Resolute Support

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – After providing Allied and Afghan forces with a cloak of protection from adversarial asymmetric weapons since May 2017, technical integrators (TI) from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) closed up shop and returned to the National Capitol Read More …