The Real Iraqi 'Hurt Locker' Team

In November 2013, fourteen selected Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) operators, commanders and staff officers from the Iraqi Armed Forces started a series of basic and specialised “Train the Trainers” course to learn new techniques to counter the threat of improvised explosive devices. The aim of the course was to teach the Iraqi experts to recognize, visually identify and defeat improvised explosive devices and their components.