- 10 Aug 2023
Ukraine: 9 killed, over 80 injured in Russian double-tap missile strike on Pokrovsk, Donetsk
On Monday 7 August, two Iskander missiles hit Pokrovsk city centre within approximately 40 minutes of each other.
- 2 Jun 2023
US Air Force denies conducting controversial AI simulation where drone “kills” operator
US Air Force denies conducting AI simulation in which a drone eliminates its operator to accomplish its mission.
- 12 May 2023
AOAV’s analysis raises concerns over RAF’s civilian casualties: urgent need for transparency and accountability, Minister Heappey responds
AOAV's analysis exposes a significant gap between documented civilian casualties and official reports, prompting calls for transparency and accountability in RAF airstrikes, as UK Minister James Heappey emphasizes the importance of collaboration with civil society and learning from US practices to address concerns and ensure accurate reporting of civilian harm.
- 4 May 2023
Analysis of “Towards an Armed Drone Code of Ethics: Eight Model Principles of Responsible Use” Report
The report highlights the urgent need for an Armed Drone Code of Ethics to address the ethical concerns surrounding the proliferation of armed drones, ensuring responsible use, transparency, and accountability in military operations and law enforcement.
- 19 Apr 2023
The changing landscape of air surveillance, digital warfare, and the RAF’s airstrikes: a commentary
Concerns about RAF airstrikes causing civilian casualties highlights the need for transparency, accountability, and critical engagement with surveillance technologies and global power dynamics.
- 7 Apr 2023
Decolonizing AI in Warfare: unveiling algorithmic anxieties and the perpetuation of neo-colonial violence
In this talk, Anthony Downey argues that AI perpetuates Western dominance and neo-colonial violence, particularly in UAVs and LAWs, and emphasises the need to examine colonial influences on machine vision and the delegation of decision-making to algorithms.
- 4 Apr 2023
British Government’s record on civilian casualties in Syria and Iraq questioned
An investigation by the Guardian and Airwars reveals discrepancies in the UK government's account of civilian casualties in airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, raising questions about transparency and accountability in military operations.
- 3 Apr 2023
Dutch Ministry of Defense releases database on ISIS airstrikes, promotes transparency and accountability
The Dutch Ministry of Defense has recently released a database containing information on all 600 Dutch airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. The database provides the date, time, location, and circumstances of the airstrikes and aims to provide greater transparency and accountability. The release comes amid increasing concern over civilian casualties resulting from the war against ISIS.
- 27 Mar 2023
Uncovering the hidden civilian casualties of the UK’s air war in Mosul – a review of the Guardian/AirWars investigation
The Guardian and Airwars' investigation uncovers hidden civilian casualties in the UK's air war in Mosul, challenging the claim of a flawless campaign and highlighting the need for transparency and accountability in military operations.
- 23 Mar 2023
Save the Children report exposes Yemen’s deadly legacy: explosive ordnances’ impact on children
Save the Children's report reveals that the ongoing conflict in Yemen has left a deadly legacy of explosive ordnance, including landmines, resulting in over 11,000 Yemeni children being killed or maimed since the beginning of the war, with an alarming increase in child casualties caused by explosive ordnance between January 2018 and November 2022.
- 23 Mar 2023
Investigation uncovers civilian deaths linked to RAF airstrikes against IS in Mosul, contradicting UK claims of a “perfect” war
The Guardian, in partnership with non-profit watchdog Airwars, has conducted an investigation into the 2016-17 British airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq.
- 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.