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Tetra Tech in Syria

Location: Syria

Website: https://www.tetratech.com/en/documents/munitions-response-services

Type: Private

According to Tetra Tech, the company has been providing munitions response (MR) services for more than 25 years. They carry out operations in the United States and overseas, including work in Syria.

Tetra Tech Syria, September 2016 – present

Under a cooperative agreement with US Department of State, Tetra Tech’s EOD experts clear and dispose ERW, including IEDs, VBIEDs, and multiple MK-80 air bombs, in areas liberated from ISIS in northeast Syria.  We also trained a cadre of Syrian nationals to form a core team capable of conducting explosive clearance operations and educate Syrian refugees and IDPs regarding explosive hazards.  These efforts include multiple relevant services conducted in close collaboration with the U.S. military and Syrian Democratic Forces.

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.