Iraq: Rocket attack on coalition base in Erbil kills contractor, injures US service member

A rocket attack targeting the American-led military coalition in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil killed a civilian contractor and wounded nine others on Monday night, according to a coalition spokesman. More than a dozen rockets were fired toward the Read More …

Afghanistan: ANP bomb disposal unit defused six roadside bombs in Sar-e-Pul, Laghman, Nangarhar and Nimruz provinces

Afghan National Police bomb disposal unit detected and rendered safe six roadside bombs planted by terrorists in Sar-e-Pul, Laghman, Nangarhar and Nimruz provinces. ANP bomb disposal unit detected six roadside bombs planted by terrorists in Sar-e-Pul, Laghman, Nangarhar & Nimruz Read More …

UK: Man is charged with making a weapon and explosives after police raided house in Southampton

A man has been charged after he was caught by police making a weapon and explosives in his home. Officers found Pascal Knorr-Gulde, 47, making the devices during a raid of his home in Southampton, Hampshire. Neighbouring homes on Bond Read More …

Evolution Of UAVs Employed By Houthi Forces In Yemen

Since 2016, Ansar Allah ‘Houthi’ forces have deployed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs – commonly called ‘drones’) in an increasingly lethal fashion against Saudi-led Arab Coalition forces in Yemen and across its borders. Initially, Houthi forces crashed unarmed UAVs into the Coalition’s Read More …

How ISIS Used Make-Shift Armored Cars to Carry out Suicide Bombings

Key point: Insurgents and weak forces with low budgets often come up with improvised weapons to maximize damage. That includes both suicide attacks and armored vehicles. In the early 2000s, the video game Command & Conquer: Generals included a playable terrorist faction Read More …

Northern Ireland: Bag of 28 pipe bombs and bomb parts found in River Lagan

A bag containing 28 pipe bombs; an improvised under-car bomb; two grenades and other bomb-making equipment has been found in Belfast’s River Lagan. The holdall bag was discovered in the water near the city centre on Thursday, while the river Read More …

Soleimani killing: Iraqi troops could refuse to protect British soldiers from Iran-backed militias

British troops in Iraq have become more vulnerable after the assassination of Qaseem Soleimani because Iraqi forces may refuse to protect them from attacks by Iranian-backed militias, i has been told. Dr Jack Watling, research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute Read More …

Houthi-laid landmine injures 3 Yemeni farmers in Hodeidah

An explosion caused by a landmine laid previously by the Houthi rebels in the country’s Red Sea port city of Hodeidah injured three farmers on Saturday, a government official told Xinhua. “The Houthi-laid landmine exploded in an agricultural area in Read More …