Improvised Explosive Devices seized in Iraq shortly after the ‘surge’

Documents: US Military storyboards on seized arms caches containing IEDs

Source: U.S. Department of DefenseIEDS_Iraq

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.

The documents were obtained by Small Arms Survey  and the Federation of American Scientists under the US Freedom of Information Act. They are posted as received from the responding agency.

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.

DOCUMENTS:

2 September 2008

12 September 200813_Sep_08

11 September 2008

13 September 2008

14 September 2008

15 September 2008

17 September 2008

18 September 2008

18 September 2008 (2)

23 September 2008

24 September 2008IED_27_sep_08

26 September 2008

27 September 2008

6 November 2008

13 November 2008

15 November 2008

18 November 2008

22 November 2008

13 December 2008

17 December 200824_Sep_08

19 December 2008

20 December 2008

26 December 2008

26 December 2008 (2)

30 December 2008

31 December 2008

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.

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Improvised Explosive Devices seized in Iraq shortly after the ‘surge’