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From 16 to 26 April 2018, the C-IED COE hosted the 2nd iteration of Basic IED Field Exploitation Course (BIFEC) for 15 Egyptian officers, within the C-IED COE premises in Hoyo de Manzanares. Being funded by the NATO Science for Peace and Security program, this course has been developed to meet the training and deployment requirements for approved NATO partners and non-NATO country members of governmental and non-governmental organizations. The course objective was to provide an overview of the execution of C-IED field exploitation. Throughout 2 weeks, the C-IED COE instructors taught the students, the basis of how to conduct a field investigation of an IED event, how to gather and assess the information coming from such an event and how to prepare the reports, for 2 purposes: to assure the immediate intelligence to a task force and to feed the judicial procedure with proper collected evidences, in order to make possible to prosecution and conviction of the perpetrators. Egypt is facing nowadays a real and high IED threat within national territory, mostly posed by the terrorist organizations linked to ISIS. By supporting Egyptian personnel to acknowledge the importance of organizing and conducting an efficient exploitation process, C-IED COE continues to contribute to the building of a strong and credible Egyptian C-IED capability. .



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