AOAV
Non-governmental Organization based in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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07 Dec 2018 description

In November 2018, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 2,516 deaths and injuries from 238 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 60% (1,504) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

When explosive violence was used in populated areas, 89% of all casualties were civilians, compared to 11% in other areas.

22 Nov 2018 description

By Jennifer Dathan on 19 Nov 2018

On November 17th 2018, US-led coalition airstrikes killed 43 people, mostly civilians, in ISIS-controlled Abu Husn village in Deir Ezzor province, Syria.

Of the dead, 36 are family members of ISIS, including 17 children. Whilst another seven victims have not yet been identified as either civilians or ISIS fighters.

13 Nov 2018 description

On Friday, November 9th 2018, a series of car bombs, including suicide car bombings, in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, left 58 killed and over 100 injured.

It was reported that 21 victims were pronounced dead at the scene whilst the remainder died in hospital.

13 Nov 2018 description

By Jennifer Dathan on 12 Nov 2018

Last month, October 2018, the US-led coalition was responsible for 46% of civilian casualties from all explosive weapon use in Syria. All reported civilian casualties from airstrikes were perpetrated by the US-led coalition on ISIS-occupied areas in Deir Ezzor, particularly Hajin and Al Sousa.

08 Oct 2018 description

In September 2018, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 1,849 deaths and injuries from 256 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 58% (1,066) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

When explosive violence was used in populated areas, 89% of all casualties were civilians, compared to 16% in other areas.