- 24 Nov 2023
UK government faces legal challenge over MOD refusal to detail civilian harm
The upcoming tribunal challenging the UK Ministry of Defence's refusal to disclose details on civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria marks a crucial moment for military transparency, with Airwars advocating for openness akin to that of the US and Dutch governments.
- 18 Oct 2023
Financing Terror: the Islamic State in the Khorasan region
The Islamic State in the Kheranon Region (ISKP) continues to challenge the Taliban's rule in Afghanistan, conducting domestic terrorism and drawing international concern over its potential for broader attacks, supported by complex, evolving financial networks.
- 28 Sep 2023
‘For me to return to Afghanistan… It’s Death’: The Reality of Demonised Asylum Seekers
What are the forces driving refugees across the Channel? What are they fleeing? What are they hoping for? Dr Iain Overton travelled to Calais to find out.
- 23 Mar 2023
Every Casualty Counts (ECC) releases comprehensive report on casualty recording
Every Casualty Counts (ECC) released a comprehensive report outlining states' legal obligations under international human rights and humanitarian law to accurately record casualties in armed conflicts and human rights violations, aiming to improve recognition, acknowledgement, and support for victims and their families.
- 23 Mar 2023
10 more civilians believed killed in RAF airstrikes over Iraq and Syria
AOAV's analysis found that RAF airstrikes in Iraq and Syria between 2016 and 2018 resulted in at least 29 civilian deaths, raising questions over the RAF's civilian casualty recording and accountability.
- 17 Mar 2023
Iraq: the ongoing legacy of an illegal war
As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Iraq War, AOAV looks back at the war’s continuing legacy on civilian harm from explosive weapon use in the country.
- 17 Mar 2023
The 20th anniversary of the Iraq War: a reflection on its profound impact on British politics and global affairs
The Iraq War serves as a reminder of the perils of groupthink and the grim results of squeezing complex realities into simple narratives.
- 4 Jan 2023
A hidden war: the lingering effects of US airstrikes in Afghanistan
Tom Mutch and Elhan Afzali visit Sangin, which was at the epicentre of the Taliban-led insurgency, and discover the ongoing devastation of Afghan lives
- 25 Nov 2022
More serving British service personnel have killed themselves since 1984 than have died in combat, AOAV research finds
A comparison of UK MOD data on suicides since 1984 in the UK armed forces operational deaths showed that, since 1984, some 905 serving members of the military killed themselves whilst serving compared to 802 deaths related to hostile actions.
- 12 Jul 2022
Killing in the Shadows: AOAV details allegations British SAS killed Afghan civilians
SAS operatives in Afghanistan repeatedly killed detainees and unarmed men in suspicious circumstances: an investigation by AOAV in collaboration with BBC Panorama.
- 1 Jul 2022
“In our time, we’ve privileged the cleanliness of wars over not having them” – Samuel Moyn on whether the goal of making war less brutal is helping perpetuate war itself
Professor Samuel Moyn speaks about his new book, and the challenges of controlling and managing the humanization of war.
- 11 Nov 2021
British Special Forces hid evidence of Afghan killings
Senior military officers buried evidence that British troops were executing detainees in Afghanistan, the High Court has been told.