Explosive Violence in February 2024

In February 2024, Action on Armed Violence recorded 4,600 deaths and injuries from 703 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 82% (3,762) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

SAS members detained over alleged war crimes in Syria comes amid wider scrutiny of Britain’s ‘elite’ forces

British military police have detained five SAS members for alleged war crimes in Syria, spotlighting the elite unit’s conduct amidst ongoing investigations into unlawful killings in Afghanistan and involvement in a domestic drug network

Explosive Violence in October 2022

In October 2022, Action on Armed Violence recorded 3,726 deaths and injuries from 548 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 69% (2,560) of the deaths and injuries recorded.