On 21st of February the first EUROPEAN UNION TRAINING MISSION SOMALIA (EUTM-S) Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Course concluded at General Dhagabadan Training Camp in Mogadishu.

The EUTM-S C-IED course two week training programme was designed to give general awareness about C-IED procedures to selected Somali National Army (SNA) trainees.  EUTM-S trainers delivered both theoretical instruction and practical training on C-IED Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP) to help mitigate the IED threat

The course was attended by 20 SNA Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers belonging to the 32nd Engineering Battalion. EUTM-S trainers commended the enthusiasm and commitment shown by the trainees. Insurgent groups use IEDs to target both Somali security forces and local civilians; this training will therefore be very relevant for the trainees.

EUTM-S, committed to Somalia for over eight years now, conducts training, advising and mentoring activities to increase the capability and effectiveness of the SNA and other Somali Defence institutions.

Mogadishu, 21st February 2019