Veterans Minister withholds suspects’ names in SAS war crimes inquiry

Johnny Mercer, Veterans Minister, refuses to disclose suspects’ names during a public inquiry into alleged extrajudicial killings by the SAS in Afghanistan, despite acknowledging the severity of the claims

The dates and number of those allegedly murdered by UK Special Forces in Afghanistan

AOAV details the evidence of widespread extrajudicial killings by UK Special Forces in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, with at least 26 specific operations and 84 Afghan males killed, including children.

Betrayal in the shadows? UK Special Forces block Afghan allies’ safe haven

The BBC unveils how UK Special Forces hindered Afghan troops, who fought alongside them, from relocating to the UK post-Taliban takeover, leaving many in peril.

University of Cambridge’s Wilberforce Society report on allegations of extrajudicial killings by UK Special Forces

This report allegations into extrajudicial killings by UK Special Forces in Afghanistan analyses both domestic and international factors and provides key recommendations.

SAS soldiers reported caught in drug bust as their regiment investigated for Afghanistan war crimes

Armed officers in a joint military and civilian law enforcement operation arrested two SAS soldiers and a soldier’s spouse in Herefordshire, seizing suspected illegal drugs and raising concerns about discipline and integrity within the elite unit.

AOAV calls on Defence Serious Crime Command to investigate General Gwyn Jenkins over allegations of cover-up in SAS extrajudicial killings

AOAV has formally requested the Defence Serious Crime Command to investigate General Gwyn Jenkins for allegedly covering up extrajudicial killings by the SAS in Afghanistan, as reported by BBC Panorama.

Who oversees the SAS? AOAV praises the APPG on Modern Conflict’s report ‘Accountability and Oversight of UK Special Forces’

The report advocates for enhanced parliamentary oversight and accountability of UK Special Forces in response to concerns over the ‘no comment’ policy and the absence of external scrutiny.

Independent Inquiry relating to Afghanistan: day 3

The Inquiry into allegations of severe war crimes involving a campaign of murder by UK Special Forces in Afghanistan, which was purportedly known and permitted by Senior Officers and the MOD, unravels a harrowing narrative of civilian deaths, potential cover-ups, and an organizational culture that enabled sustained, egregious violations of human rights, with the bereaved families seeking justice amidst institutional obfuscation and delayed inquiries.

Independent Inquiry relating to Afghanistan: day 1

On the first day of the Independent Inquiry Relating to Afghanistan, Lord Justice Haddon-Cave and Oliver Glasgow KC highlighted allegations of extrajudicial killings by UK Special Forces between 2010-2013, with Glasgow outlining seven crucial cases and emphasizing the Inquiry’s commitment to unveiling the truth and ensuring justice.

Why did the UK MOD refuse to release ministerial letter on SAS killings in Afghanistan to AOAV, citing public interest grounds?

MOD refused to disclose to AOAV internal concerns raised by Veterans Minister Johnny Mercer in 2019 regarding the termination of an inquiry into alleged misconduct by UK special forces in Afghanistan

Killed in their beds: UK Special Forces accused of unlawful killings in night raids in Afghanistan

An ongoing inquiry unveils allegations against UK special forces for conducting unlawful night raids in Afghanistan, resulting in the deaths of civilians, including children, sparking nationwide controversy and demanding justice for the victims.

AOAV report on UK Special Forces Global Operations receives extensive global media coverage

AOAV’s report on UK Special Forces’ covert operations in 19 countries since 2011 has garnered significant global media coverage, sparking discussions on the need for transparency and accountability in military interventions.