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Video – Suicide bombers: the facts

This article is part of AOAV’s report, Understanding the rising cult of the suicide bomber, to read the whole report, please see here. To see the other sections of the report, please go here.

Between 2011 and 2015, AOAV recorded a total of 1,191 suicide bombings globally. These resulted in at least 31,477 civilian deaths and injuries.

AOAV’s report, Understanding the rising cult of the suicide bomber, examines why individuals give their lives, and take others, for causes propagated by the transnational terrorist groups they are recruited by. The report investigates the the economic, social and psychological drivers behind an individuals desire to carry out such an attack, as well as the impact such suicide bombings have had on the communities they take place in, the conflicts they are part of and on the concept of martrydom.

The video below explores some of the key facts within the report:

This research was undertaken with assistance from the NATO Counter-IED Centre of Excellence.