Category Archives: Airstrikes

Growing opposition to the allied airstrikes in Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq

The UK is supporting US airstrikes in Yemen, Syria and Iraq which are killing civilians. The Saudi-led coalition appears to be responsible for 67% of reported civilian casualties in the war in Yemen. ReliefWeb reports that Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, assisted by … Continue reading

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Britain’s shame: supplying components enabling Turkey to bomb its own citizens

Link: https://politicalcleanup.wordpress.com/2021/05/28/britains-shame-supplying-a-crucial-component-enabling-turkey-to-bomb-its-own-citizens

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Israeli air strikes on eastern Syria add 57 to the 380,000+ killed during the Syrian conflict

An article released by Agence France-Presse in Beirut and circulated to the world-wide media earlier this montd, said that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has reported that Israeli air strikes on eastern Syria killed 57 Syrian army forces and allied Iran-backed fighters. … Continue reading

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Seek accountability for the deaths of the innocent men, women and children unwittingly caught up in wars the west has chosen to fight

For many years, ordinary men, women and children, at work at home and at school or in hospital are being killed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and other countries, ignored by the mainstream ‘news’ media which prefers to … Continue reading

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Britain’s role in the death & injury of Yemeni civilians

Above: typical of the destruction wrought by coalition air strikes July – December 2020 After taking the UK government to court over its arms sales to the Saudis, the latest CAAT newsletter (Issue 258 Winter 2020) recalls that in July … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary on-line event ‘Drone Warfare: Today, Tomorrow, Forever?’ – Oct 27

Gill Hurle of MAW has forwarded news of this event. ——– Forwarded Message from Chris Cole of Drone Wars UK ——– We are holding an online event ‘Drone Warfare: Today, Tomorrow, Forever?’ to examine the use of armed drones and … Continue reading

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The Drone Wars website

Whereas this Airstrikes site has just reported on drone killings and latterly on airstrikes, the Drone Wars site analyses in detail the impact and (im)morality of the use of armed drones. Summarised here are some of the points made in … Continue reading

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Mercenaries, aka private contractors, assist death-dealing airstrikes by the UK airforce

As long ago as 2003, Ian Traynor reported in The privatisation of war’ that when the unmanned Predator drones, Global Hawks, and B-2 stealth bombers went into action, their weapons systems were operated and maintained by non-military personnel working for … Continue reading

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The UN Special Rapporteur’s report on armed drones and targeted killing

In the UK Defence Journal, George Allison reviews a new report on armed drones and targeted killing for the UN Human Rights Council produced by  Agnes Callamard (right), the UN’s Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. She outlined recommendations to … Continue reading

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Sign of hope? Senate’s Iran War Powers resolution ‘sends a shot’ across Trump’s bow

The New European asks: “What might Trump do with a new generation of autonomous drones in a second term, with no fear of censure by voters or sanction by other arms of the US government?” Its journalists, Fred Harter and … Continue reading

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