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Strategies to Circumvent the Joint IED Neutralizer Posted to Jihadist Forums
By SITE Institute
March 17, 2006

A message posted to jihadist forums announced the American Army?s intention to deploy Joint IED Neutralizers (JINs) in Iraq as a means to reduce the risk of the threat posed by roadside improvised explosive devices. The author highlights the physics of the weapons ability and lists a series of seven methods that the mujahideen may use to circumvent the JIN?s function, including making the mines ?very explosive,? place the mine beside a large quantity of scrap or merely attack the JIN itself because it ?seems less reinforced?.

Members of one of the forums in which they message was posted respond that the mujahideen should be notified of the device and the strategies, and further, another suggests that RPG-7 launchers should be used to eliminate the JIN.

A translation of the message postings is provided to our Intel Service members.


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