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CAR in Iraq and Syria


Type: NGO

Much of CAR’s research has concerned Iraq, studies have taken place on the ground in Iraq in order to address the threat of IEDs in the country, particularly from those used by ISIS. Over the last year, CAR have produced three different pieces of research into ISIS’s IED use in Iraq.

These include: ‘Turkish Fertilisers Used in Islamic State IEDs in Iraq’, ‘Inside Islamic State’s Improvised Weapon Factories in Fallujah’, and a 20-month investigation in Iraq and Syria, ‘Tracing the Supply of Components Used in Islamic State IEDs’.

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.