Tunisia: IED explodes in Kasserine governorate wounding teenager

A 15-year old teenager has been wounded in the explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Kasserine, a restive governorate used as a hideout by terrorists, in Tunisia. Abdelghani Chaabani, regional director of health in the governorate, confirmed Read More …

Landmines: New Use Despite Global Ban

Russia, Myanmar, and Ukraine have used antipersonnel landmines in the past year, and armed groups used them in at least five countries, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing Landmine Monitor 2023, the annual report about the international treaty to Read More …

Tunisian officers showcase EOD skills at Ravens Challenge

VICENZA, Italy — The U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa counter-IED program sponsored participation of two Tunisian army soldiers in Raven’s Challenge at Camp Dodge, Iowa. Raven’s Challenge is an annual, interagency, counter-IED exercise that incorporates scenarios focused on Read More …

SETAF-AF, Tunisia Armed Forces counter-IED experts visit TRADOC

Six explosive ordnance disposal and counter-IED (C-IED) experts from Tunisia Armed Forces visited Fort Lee, Virginia, and the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Munitions and EOD Training Department Oct. 25-26. Organized by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa’s Read More …

U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers deploy to Tunisia for African Lion

BIZERTE, Tunisia – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians recently deployed to Tunisia for Exercise African Lion in support of the Southern European Task Force-Africa. Soldiers from the Fort Drum, New York-based 754th Ordnance Company (EOD) participated in U.S. Africa Read More …

Civil Society Perspectives: ISIL in Africa – Key Trends and Developments

The present report synthesizes the views of more than 50 representatives of African civil society organizations (CSOs), located in 15 Member States, who contributed to two virtual roundtables convened by CTED in October and November 2021. The roundtables aimed to Read More …

Tunisian Counter-IED team tests skills at Raven’s Challenge

U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa and Tunisian Armed Forces Engineers participated in a counter-IED exercise in Camp Blanding, Florida this week. A member of SETAF-AF C-IED/EOD branch traveled with two Tunisian explosive ordnance disposal specialists to participate in Read More …

Landmine casualties ‘exceptionally high’, Syria and Afghanistan worst-hit

According to Landmine Monitor 2021, the number of victims rose by 20 per cent in 2020 compared with the previous 12 months, the result of “increased armed conflict and contamination” of land with improvised mines. In total, more than 7,000 Read More …

IED kills four Tunisian soldiers in mountain region

An improvised explosive device killed four Tunisian soldiers patrolling in a mountain region near the Algerian border, Defence Ministry spokesman Mohammed Zekri said on Wednesday. The mountainous Moghila area, near the impoverished city of Kasserine, is home to an Islamist Read More …