IEDs in Iraq after the Surge – Part II

Documents: US Military storyboards on seized arms caches containing IEDs

Source: U.S. Department of Defenseefp

Publication Dates: January through March, 2009

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 is the second installment of a multi-post collection of documents on seizures of IEDs and components. The IEDs were found in and around Baghdad, Iraq, from January through March 2009.

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.

Part one of this series is available here.

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.


8 January 2009IED

9 January 2009

20 January 2009

24 January 2009 (shoe IEDs)

25 January 2009

25 January 2009 (2)

25 January 2009 (3)

3 February 2009 (suicide vest) IED_9jan

8 February 2009

14 February 2009

25 February 2009

5 March 2009

7 March 2009

7 March 2009 (2)

11 March 2009

14 March 2009

22 March 2009suicide_belt

25 March 2009

28 March 2009

29 March 2009

IEDs in Iraq after the Surge – Part II