Islamic State bombs are made with products bought in 20 countries including in the EU – report

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The site of two Islamic State terror bomb attacks in the residential neighborhood of Zahra, Homs, Syria, 28 December 2015. At least 19 people were killed and more than 100 wounded.

Islamic State bombs are made with products bought in 20 countries including in the EU – report


Companies from 20 countries are involved in the supply chain of components that end up in the explosives used by the Islamic State. The terror group relies on commercially available components for most of its bombs, with some parts coming from as far away as the United States and Japan, according to a report released by a London-based arms research group.

Conflict Armament Research (CAR) says most components —such as chemicals and detonators — come from companies in Turkey and Iraq, which may...


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