- 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%).
- 17 Mar 2020
Claims by European allies of no civilian harm from airstrikes exposed
The UK, France and Belgium have refused to take responsibility for at least 40 deaths in 11 European strikes during 2017 and 2018, which the US-led Coalition officially says killed civilians, it has been reported.
- 7 Feb 2020
UK won’t say how many RAF bombs fail to explode – 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.
- 7 Jan 2020
AOAV’s recommendations to the UK’s MOD in relation to air-strikes and casualty recording
A summary of AOAV's recommendation to the UK's Ministry of Defence in relation to casualty counting and air-strikes.
- 25 Jul 2019
Drone-warfare and notions of heroism and masculinity in conflict examined
Where do the operators of unmanned aerial vehicles fit within increasingly blurred understanding of what it means to be a ‘heroic’ soldier?
- 30 Apr 2019
Suicide attacks as revenge for air-strikes: three case studies
Three case studies serve to illustrate the complexity and diversity of the motivations behind suicide attacks as acts of revenge.
- 29 Mar 2019
Drone strikes in Pakistan followed by increase in suicide attacks, AOAV study finds
Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) collaborated with Professor Mike Spagat and Luqman Saeed of Royal Holloway University to investigate the relationship between drone strikes and suicide attacks in Pakistan.
- 22 Mar 2019
An interview with Janina Dill
Author and Oxford-based researcher Janina Dill talks with AOAV about protection of civilians and International Humanitarian Law in aerial-waged campaigns against insurgencies.
- 25 Jan 2019
An interview with Justin Bronk
Justin Bronk, Research Fellow at RUSI, talks with AOAV about airstrikes against ISIS and efforts to mitigate civilian harm
- 24 Jan 2019
An interview with Charlie Winter
Charlie Winter talks with AOAV about the correlation between ISIS, suicide attacks and Coalition airstrikes.
- 22 Jan 2019
An interview with Harrison Akins
American-based researcher Harrison Akins speaks to AOAV about correlations between airstrikes and suicide attacks, especially as seen in Pakistan.
- 7 Jan 2019
ISIS, air-strikes and the language of retaliation
An analysis of how air-strikes fuel calls for vengeance from jihadist groups, with a specific look at ISIS and their publications