- 7 Apr 2021
Latest figures show RAF airstrikes targeted 4,369 militants in Iraq and Syria since 2014; MOD maintains claim only one civilian killed
These new figures include 4,066 militants killed (93% of total), with 303 more militants wounded (7%).
- 5 Apr 2021
The Rise of ‘Lawfare’ in the UK examined: how Parliament turned the law into a battleground
The Conservative Party’s 2015 Manifesto stated “we will ensure our Armed Forces overseas are not subject to persistent human rights claims". This article explores this claim and its impact.
- 3 Dec 2020
Why AOAV compared US and UK soldiers deaths in the War on Terror
The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were defined by Improvised Explosive Devices. These were the primary cause of death for both UK and US militaries, accounting for between half (UK) and two-thirds (US) of combat fatalities.
- 3 Dec 2020
For All Was Lost: comparing UK & US military deaths in the War on Terror
IEDs were the primary cause of death for both UK and US militaries in the ‘War on Terror’. As a proportion of total force size, a UK soldier was twenty per cent more likely to be killed by an IED than their US counterpart.
- 22 Oct 2020
The impact of explosive weapons on children in Iraq
AOAV examines some of the lasting impacts for children from the use of explosive weapons in Iraq.
- 12 Sep 2020
Global explosive violence sharply declines during Covid19, new data suggests
There was a 58% decrease globally in civilian victims from explosive violence between April and July 2020, compared to the same four months in 2019
- 7 Feb 2020
UK won’t say how many RAF bombs fail to explode – harms manufacturer’s ‘trade secrets’
UK Government won't say how many of its bombs failed to explode following air strikes in Iraq and Syria because it impacts “trade secrets” and relationship with arms producers.
- 18 Sep 2019
Analysis of the means of deaths of British Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan
Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), examines the deaths of 635 military personnel fighting for the British Army between 09/04/2002 and 23/07/2015, to better understand the toll of the so-called ‘War on Terror’.
- 13 Sep 2018
Suicide car bomb leaves 48 casualties in Iraq
On September 12th 2018, a suicide car bomber detonated outside a restaurant near Beiji city, in Iraq’s Salahuddin governorate. The blast left six dead and 42 injured.
- 15 Jan 2018
Double suicide attack kills at least 38 and wounds 105 in Iraq’s capital
Today, January 15th 2018, two suicide bombers detonated their explosives in a busy market in central Baghdad. The casualty toll currently stands at 38 dead and 105 wounded.
- 22 Nov 2017
Suicide car bomb attack kills 32 in northern Iraq
On Tuesday, November 21st 2017, a suicide car bomber targeted civilians at a busy market in Tuz Khurmatu, a town in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk.
- 15 Sep 2017
ISIS suicide attacks in southern Iraq kill at least 74
Yesterday, September 14th 2017, ISIS claimed responsibility for two suicide attacks in southern Iraq. The attacks are reported to have killed at least 74, and wounded a further 93.