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Iraq war


These explosives are designed to pass through airport scanners undetected.

CBS News:

Amid the bombed-out ruins of Mosul University, U.S. officials say they have uncovered evidence that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was developing a new type of bomb that could pass through an airport scanner undetected.

CBS News joined Iraqi Special Forces in Mosul just days after the hard-fought battle to recapture the University in January. It’s long been believed that Mosul University was the center of the militants’ bomb-making projects, using the school’s equipment and labs.

Now, U.S. officials believe that research includes a new generation of more powerful explosives that could be concealed in a computer.


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Mosul, Nineveh Governorate is in the middle of the map below.

47.6° N
20.7° E
65.7° E
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Mosul, Nineveh Governorate, Iraq

Iraq (IQ) is estimated to have a population of 36.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 3.3% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 6.5 million.