- 7 Dec 2021
As the threat of war looms in Eastern Ukraine, AOAV examines the country’s landmine problem
Around 2 million people are estimated to be exposed to the threat of landmines on either side of the 450km long ‘contact line’ in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine. This article examines the challenges and impacts these landmines present.
- 16 Nov 2021
UK terror threat raised to “severe” after explosion at Liverpool hospital
In the second terror incident in the UK within one month, a taxi pulled up outside Liverpool Women's Hospital and exploded into flames.
- 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.
- 10 Nov 2021
Are British-sourced weapons fuelling violence in Afghanistan?
Concerns raised as 9,000 assault rifles and two military helicopters sent from Britain go unaccounted for.
- 4 Nov 2021
Uganda gripped by domestic terrorism as Islamic State claims two of four bombings in a month
Three of the bombings caused casualties, claiming the lives of four civilians and injuring seven. The region’s Islamic State groups have claimed responsibility for two of the attacks.
- 27 Oct 2021
An examination of far-right IED attacks in the United States (2010- 2021)
Far-right attacks involving improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the US increased dramatically under President Trump’s leadership – raising questions as to whether his inflammatory rhetoric that appealed to an extremist base led to a rise in violence.
- 19 Oct 2021
The Challenge IEDs Pose for the Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) Sector
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have wreaked havoc worldwide, killing and maiming thousands, and spreading fear and disruption to affected communities. Rendering IEDs safe has traditionally been the remit of military explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) personnel, rather than the humanitarian mine action (HMA) sector.
- 19 Oct 2021
Study shows 43% of 112 deminer deaths since 2005 not recorded in organisations’ annual reports
At least 112 deminers have been killed globally since 2005 whilst on operations, a study by Action on Armed Violence has found.
- 4 Oct 2021
Afghanistan’s weapons cache – a lucrative business for smugglers but trouble for neighbours
Concerns of foreign-made weapons sent to Afghanistan no used to fuel conflict and violate human rights in neighbouring countries.
- 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.
- 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.