Category: Conflict Damage Assessment

Summary of weapons used in recent strikes against CW targets in Syria

N.R. Jenzen-Jones Shortly after 0400 local time on 14 April 2018, a multi-national US, British, and French operation struck several chemical weapons (CW) production, research, and storage facilities in Syria. Three separate target sites were engaged, two west of Homs and one in Damascus. USMC Lt. Gen. Kenneth ‘Frank’ McKenzie indicated that all of the

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United Arab Emirates employ British Hakim A series precision guided munitions in Yemen

Recent reports from advocacy organisations have drawn public attention to the presence of UK-manufactured munitions employed by UAE forces during an airstrike in Matnah, south-west of Sana’a City, Yemen, on 23 September 2015. ARES has received permission to post a lightly redacted copy of a Conflict Damage Assessment (CDA) examining this incident, originally produced on behalf of a confidential client. The CDA,

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VICE News commission ARES report on cluster munition use in Ukraine

A recent article from VICE News discusses a cluster munition attack in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on October 2, 2014. ARES produced a conflict damage assessment report for VICE News, and investigated munition remnants and munition impact sites from the attack, identifying the munition used as the Russian 9M27K rocket with 9N128K warhead,

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