Location: Headquarters in Kuwait – operations in Iraq and Syria
The CJTF-OIR was established in 2014 by the US-led coalition against ISIS to coordinate military efforts against the ISIS threat.
Due to the significant threat faced by IEDs in Iraq the CJTF-OIR have prioritised C-IED work within the mission.
The CJTF-OIR has issued a range of counter-IED equipment to the Iraqi forces. The equipment has included: bulldozers, mine-clearing equipment, anti-armor weapons for the vehicle-borne IED threat and other assured mobility assets.
Alongside the equipment, CJTF-OIR have deployed counter-IED training teams in order to augment other trainers at Taji, Besmaya and Asad.
By September 2015, it was believed that more than 8,000 Iraqi army and Peshmerga soldiers had been trained in various aspects of counter-IED operations. This training goes beyond the regular training given to all Building Partner Capacity graduates.
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.
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