Location: Kobani, Syria
DanChurchAid (DCA) has been providing EOD specialists to tackle the IED contamination in Syria’s Kobani, with the financial assistance of the Danish government.
The EOD specialists have taken part in an advanced refresher course on IEDs to prepare them for Kobani, as the IEDs they will see in Kobani will require highly specialised skills. The IEDs will include booby traps and other notoriously difficult and lethal IEDs.
The DCA EOD specialists will have also been briefed in the terrain and the country specific knowledge they will require. The clearance operation should allow civilian to return to their homes safely and recommence their work and lives.
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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