- 20 Jul 2021
ISIS suicide bomb kills 36 on eve of Eid festival in Baghdad market, Iraq
On 19 July 2021, a blast from the belt of a suicide bomber ripped through the crowded Woheilat market in the Shiite district of Sadr City, Baghdad, killing 36 people and injuring at least 60 others.
- 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.
- 16 Mar 2020
RAF implicated in 16 civilian deaths from airstrikes in Iraq and Syria- new evidence
The US military believes there to be “credible” evidence that RAF airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have resulted in at least 16 civilian deaths in total.
- 14 Feb 2020
The reverberating effects of explosive violence on agriculture in Iraq
Examining how Iraq's agriculture has been damaged by years of conflict.
- 7 Feb 2020
UK won’t say how many RAF bombs fail to explode in Iraq and Syria – 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.
- 8 Nov 2019
The gendered effects on employment of explosive weapons. Iraq – a case study
Examining how explosive weapons have impacted women's employment prospects in Iraq.
- 6 Nov 2019
Dutch government admits airstrike killed up to 70 people in Iraq
A Dutch F-16 jet killed around 70 people in Iraq on 2 June 2015, a letter from from the Dutch defence ministry has confirmed.
- 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’.