Introduction – explosive weaponsExplosive weapons are weapons that use high explosive to project blast and / or fragmentation from a point of detonation. Common types of explosive weapons include artillery, mortars and air-dropped bombs as well as landmines and improvised explosive devices.
Iraq/US-Led Coalition: Weapons Choice Endangers Mosul Civilians
Warring Parties Should Minimize Harm to Civilians (Beirut, June 8, 2017) – The expected battle involving Iraqi and US-led coalition forces against the Islamic State (ISIS) in west Mosul’s Old City poses a considerable threat to civilians and civilian objects,... Read more
INEW statement: Civilians in Mosul must be protected from the use of explosive weapon...
In February, Iraq and its international allies, including the US, commenced a military offensive to take control from ISIS of the western part of the city of Mosul, where hundreds of thousands of people live. The casualty tallies available from... Read more
Areas of harm: Understanding explosive weapons with wide area effects
In conflicts all over the world – in countries such as Syria, Ukraine and Yemen – the use of explosive weapons like mortars and rockets in populated areas is a major cause of humanitarian harm and civilians casualties. Against the... Read more