- 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.
- 13 Jun 2023
Open letter urges UK Government to repatriate unlawfully detained British families from Northeast Syria
British Citizens subjected to cruel conditions and abandonment in dire circumstances
- 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.
- 8 Nov 2022
10 people killed and 77 injured in rocket attack on IDP settlements in Idlib, 6 Nov
On 6 November, 10 people were killed and 77 injured in rocket attacks on IDP camps near Kafr Jales, Idlib.
- 23 Aug 2022
17 killed and 35 injured in alleged Syrian shelling of Al-Bab, 19 Aug.￼
17 civilians were killed and 35 injured in Syrian shelling of Al-Bab outdoor market, Friday 19 Aug
- 14 Jun 2022
11 agricultural labourers killed, 34 injured in landmine explosion, Daraa Governorate, Syria
On Saturday 11 June, 11 labourers travelling towards agricultural lands near the village of Deir al-Adas were killed, and 34 were injured, when their pick-up truck ran over a landmine and blew up. Five children and three women are amongst the deceased.
- 28 Apr 2022
IS and IS-Affiliated Explosive Violence in 2022
In 2022, 27 incidents have been attributed to IS and IS-affiliated groups in English language reporting, resulting in 172 civilian casualties recorded by AOAV (41 killed and 131 injured). Nine of those incidents (33%) have taken place in April, and account for 78% (134) of recorded civilian casualties of IS and IS-affiliated violence in 2022 so far.
- 3 Mar 2022
Covid-19 and its impact on extremist groups’ use of IEDs
How has Covid19 impacted global IED attacks? AOAV looks at the data.
- 18 Jun 2021
Over 40 civilian casualties in regime attack on Aleppo hospital
Afrin city in Aleppo, northern Syria, has seen a sharp rise in regime attacks and civilian casualties this month, June 2021. On Saturday 12 June, regime shelling struck Afrin’s al-Shifaa hospital, killing at least 18 people, 17 of whom were civilians, and injuring 23 others. Among the 41 casualties were a doctor, three hospital staff, […]
- 1 Jun 2021
Blasts from the Recent Past: a narrative of a decade of explosive violence
A narrative report on a decade of explosive violence where AOAV has recorded 357,370 deaths and injuries by explosive weapons in some 28,879 incidents. 73% of these casualties, 262,413, were civilians.
- 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%).
- 8 Mar 2021
Interview with Bana al-Abed
AOAV interviews Bana al-Abed a Syrian girl who with assistance from her mother sent messages on Twitter documenting the siege of Aleppo.