Terrorism & Insurgency

  • IED attack wounds woman in Colombia's Antioquia

    A WOMAN was wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated in a residential area west of the city of Medellin in Colombia's Antioquia department on 25 March, El Colombiano reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Security forces kill four suicide bombers in Iraq's Salah ad Din

    FOUR suicide bombers were killed by security forces as they attempted to attack security force positions in the Al-Qaesiyah neighbourhood of the city of Tikrit in Iraq's Salah ad-Din province on 25 March, Iraqi News reported. It was unclear from reports whether the militants managed to detonate

  • Security forces repel double suicide attack in Iraq's Anbar

    SECURITY forces repelled a double suicide attack by a group of Islamic State militants in the Japanese Bridge area of the city of Ramadi in Iraq's Anbar province on 25 March, Iraqi News reported. No further casualties were reported.

  • Security forces repels suicide attack in Iraq's Anbar

    SECURITY forces repelled a suicide attack by Islamic State militants targeting an army headquarters in Al-Karmah district in Iraq's Anbar province on 25 March, Iraqi News reported. No further casualties were reported.

  • Suicide attack kills five Libya Dawn militiamen in Libya's Tripolitania

    FIVE Libya Dawn militiamen were killed when a Wilayat Tarabulus militant detonated his explosives at a checkpoint near a power station on the outskirts of the city of Sirte in Libya's Tripolitania region on 25 March, Reuters reported. Wilayat Tarabulus is one of three Islamic State affiliated

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  • Iraq reverses decision on Tikrit air support

    The Iraqi government has reversed its decision to sideline the United States from the offensive to recapture the city of Tikrit from the Islamic State: a move that has prompted the withdrawal of the Shia militias that were spearheading the operation. The US-led Combined Joint Task Force - Operation
  • US opens door to increased UAV sales

    Key Points A new US policy could facilitate military UAV exports to more countries The policy is the latest in a series of efforts to "modernise and reform" US export controls for the aerospace and defence industry The Obama administration on 17 February unveiled a new policy that could


  • Synomosia Pyrinon tis Fotias (SPF)

    Key Facts Name: Synomosia Pyrinon tis Fotias (SPF) or Fire Conspiracy Cells. Aliases: Conspiracy of Cells of Fire; CCF; Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei; Nuclei of Fire Conspiracy; Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire; Terrorists' Rebel Group; Terrorist Guerrilla Team; Guerrilla Group of Terrorists; Guerrilla Team of

  • AN/WQX-2

    Type Swimmer detection sonar (SDS) Development The initial AN/WQX-2 system had been transitioned directly, as part of an urgent operational requirement, from a research and development (R&D) project to operational use following a terrorist attack in Dharan, Saudi Arabia, in June 1996. It has

  • Battle Control System

    Type Air and missile defence command-and-control (C2) system Development The BCS programme is a series of US Air Force (USAF) spiral development/evolutionary acquisition contracts. Spiral 1 was initiated as an urgent need in response to the terrorist attacks in September 2001 and was intended to

  • SeaBat 7123

    Type Triple-frequency forward-looking sonar. Description SeaBat 7123 is an advanced, commercial off-the-shelf-based high-resolution sonar with both military and commercial applications. Military uses include mine countermeasures (MCM) and waterside security applications, and require a special