ICRC: 8.5m Iraqis live among deadly mines

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) revealed yesterday that 8.5 million Iraqis live among deadly mines and unexploded remnants of war. “Iraq is one of the most contaminated countries on the planet’s surface with explosive munitions,” ICRC spokeswoman Read More …

Turkish soldier killed in IED explosion in northern Iraq anti-terror operation

A Turkish soldier was killed during an anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, Turkiye’s National Defense Ministry said on Sunday, Anadolu reports. Mumin Carkci, an infantry specialist sergeant, was killed in an explosion caused by an improvised explosive device on Saturday, Read More …

An Insurgency In Ukraine Is Growing, Says a Former FBI Acting Deputy Director and IED Expert

After the United States and coalition partners invaded Iraq on March 20, 2003, it was not long before improvised explosive devices – sometimes called roadside bombs or simply IEDs – began to take a toll. Less sophisticated at first, and Read More …

Turkish soldier killed in operation against PKK in northern Iraq

Turkish soldier was killed during Turkey’s newly launched cross-border operation in northern Iraq, the Defense Ministry said late Monday. The ministry said in a statement that First Lt. Ömer Delibaş was injured in the Operation Claw-Lock area due to a Read More …

Turkey launches cross-border anti-terror operation in northern Iraq

Turkiye has launched a fresh cross-border anti-terror operation against the PKK terrorist group’s hideouts in northern Iraq, the country’s national defense minister said early Monday. Operation Claw-Lock, in which commando and special forces teams are taking part supported by unmanned Read More …

Operation CHAMMAL: Training between K-9 and EOD teams in Iraq

The Explosive Ordonance Disposal (EOD) experts and K-9 teams regularly carry out joint training as part of the maintenance of their know-how. Several times a week, the K-9 teams and the EODs train in the search for and detection of Read More …

Iraqi Security Forces seized and destroyed IEDs, UXO and bomb-making materials in Kirkuk Governorate

The Joint Operations Command alongside the Counter-Terrorism Service and Special Forces with support of the Air Force and Army Aviation seized and destroyed numerous IEDs, shells, mortars, 52 kg of ammonia nitrate and various bomb-making materials in Kirkuk Governorate and Read More …

ISIL 2.0: How the group became a franchise

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS) has changed form several times over the years. With its origins in the aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, ISIL was forged from an alliance between Read More …