- 28 Sep 2021
North Korea tests missile in month of hostility over stalled negotiations
North Korea has fired a short-range missile from its east coast towards the sea, according to South Korea's military, as Pyongyang's ambassador to the United Nations said no one could deny the country’s right to self-defence and to test weapons.
- 23 Sep 2021
Blood Money: UK Compensation Payments for Afghan Civilian Harm Examined
British forces paid compensation for the deaths of at least 289 civilians in Afghanistan, including as many as 86 children, during their combat mission, according to new analysis by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV).
- 17 Sep 2021
The Digital Dogs of War: inside the DSEI
AOAV's Executive Director visits the DSEI to see how London’s biggest arms trade fair reveals the true face of modern conflict, and why civilians will bear the brunt of this autonomous, distanced new form of warfare
- 14 Sep 2021
How British military spending, plagued by inefficiency and spiralling costs, should be carefully watched at DSEI
As London's largest arms trade fair opens, AOAV looks at recent failures in British government arms procurement serving as a warning from history
- 12 Sep 2021
The Devil’s Face: the suicide attacks on 9/11 remembered
This is an extract from Iain Overton's, AOAV's Executive Director, book: The Price of Paradise: how the suicide bombers shaped the modern age. It is published in memory of those killed two decades ago.
- 6 Sep 2021
British government doesn’t record or estimate how many civilians it has killed on operations
When asked for the number of civilian casualties linked to British military activity in a variety of countries over the past 20 years, the MOD responded that the information is “not held”.
- 3 Sep 2021
UK government cannot say if it has trained Indonesian police forces implicated in human rights abuse
A Freedom of Information request to the Ministry of Defence found that the Government does not hold information about who it trains in Indonesia
- 31 Aug 2021
Inheritance of loss: the weapons left behind for the Taliban in Afghanistan
The Taliban appear to have inherited 22,174 Humvees, 64,363 machine guns, 358,530 assault rifles, 33 Blackhawk helicopters, 176 artillery pieces, 126,295 pistols, andmuch, much more.
- 27 Aug 2021
ISIS suicide bomb kills 110 at Kabul airport as thousands flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan
ISIS-K suicide bombing at Kabul Airport is deadliest incident of explosive violence in Afghanistan recorded by AOAV so far in 2021.
- 23 Aug 2021
Questions raised as MOD refuses to say how many cities the RAF has bombed in Iraq and Syria
A request asking how many airstrikes were conducted by the RAF over populated areas in Iraq and Syria has been rejected, with the MOD not holding “the information on the subject”.
- 20 Aug 2021
Casualty monitors fall silent as Taliban takeover restricts free press
Casualty monitors have fallen virtually silent as Afghan reporters go into hiding and foreign media leaves the country in wake of Taliban takeover
- 19 Aug 2021
Myanmar Police Force were trained by British officers, UK Government admits
A Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has shown how, under a European Union scheme named Mypol, the two officers visited the politically turbulent country in 2017. The initiative was aimed to help modernise the police force by providing equipment and training. It was suspended by the EU in February this year after Myanmar’s military staged a coup and responded violently to subsequent protests.