War on Terror

Following the 9/11 attacks in the United States 220,000 people have been killed during US-led War on Terror in Afghanistan.

A conservative report recently published jointly by Physicians for Social Responsibility, Physicians for Global Survival and the Nobel Prize-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War states that in the War on Terror  including 220,000 in Afghanistan approximately 1.3 million people have been killed in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq. According to the report the figure “is approximately 10 times greater than that of which the public, experts and decision makers are aware of and propagated by the media and major NGOs.

“[A]t a time when we’re contemplating at this point cutting off our removal of troops from Afghanistan and contemplating new military authorization for increasing our operations in Syria and Iraq, this insulation from the real impacts serves our government in being able to continue to conduct these wars in the name of the war on terror, with not only horrendous cost to the people in the region, but we in the United States suffer from what the budgetary costs of unending war are.”, said Social Responsibility and co-author of the forward to the report.

The report which is titled (Body Count: Casualty Figures after 10 Years of the “War on Terror”) further states that 80,000 have been killed during the War on Terror in Pakistan while at least one million killed in Iraq alone.

The War on Terror started after September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States that left close to 3,000 people dead.