Here's how many people have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11
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In October 2001, the US invaded Afghanistan to defeat the al-Qaeda and the Taliban, but little progress has been made after more than 17 years of war. In March 2003, the US invaded Iraq and overthrew Saddam Hussein's regime under the pretense that the regime had weapons of mass destruction, most notably nuclear weapons. The US pulled out in 2011, paving the way for the rise of ISIS and the re-deployment of US troops.Pakistan is a little murkier. Since 9/11, the US has conducted hundreds of drone strikes in Pakistan and used the country as a military staging area - but Islamabad has been accused of harboring terrorists as well.
The Costs of War report (which compiled data from governments, NGOs, media, and more) notes that the actual number of deaths are low because of the limits documenting death in conflict zones."For example, tens of thousands of civilians may have died in retaking Mosul and other cities from ISIS but their bodies have likely not been recovered," the report said. It also notes that the death toll is only direct deaths - not indirect deaths, such as "loss of access to food, water, health facilities, electricity or other infrastructure."
Here's what they found.
6,951 US military deaths.
7,820 US contractor deaths.
109,154 national military and police deaths.
1,464 Allied troop deaths.
244,124 — 266,427 civilians.
109,396 — 114,471 opposition fighters.
362 journalists and media workers.
566 humanitarian and NGO workers.
479,858 — 507,236 total deaths.
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