Documents: US Military storyboards on seized arms caches containing IEDs
Publication Dates: September through December, 2008
Notes: As part of ongoing efforts to improve understanding of illicit small arms, Small Arms Survey has acquired dozens of US government storyboards (succinct summaries) on arms caches seized in Iraq. The following 26 storyboards summarize the contents of caches containing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and IED components. The caches were seized in and around Baghdad, Iraq, from September through December 2008.
For a recent assessment of IEDs in Iraq and Syria, see Tracing the Supply of Components Used in Islamic State IEDs by Conflict Armament Research.
For more information, see
1) ”Infernal Machines’: Improvised Explosive Devices‘ in Small Arms Survey 2013: Everyday Dangers
2) ‘Surveying the Battlefield: Illicit Arms In Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia’ in Small Arms Survey 2012: Moving Targets
3) ‘Countering Improvised Explosive Devices,’ Small Arms Survey Research Note No. 46.