At least 500,000 people were victims of the war against terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, which was started by the US after the September 11, 2001 attacks. The report by the Watson Institute of International Relations at Brown University on Rhode Island indicates that the victims are between 480,000 and 507,000, but states that their actual number is probably larger.
The new data show an increase of 110,000 compared to previous data released publicly in August 2016.
While the war against terrorism often fails to receive the attention of the public, the media and the US legislators, the rise in the number of victims shows that this war not ends but also remains intense.
The data includes civilians, rebels, police and local security forces, as well as the US military and allied forces.
Most civilian casualties are in Iraq – between 182,272 and 204,575, followed by Afghanistan (38,480 people) and Pakistan (23,372). In Iraq and Afghanistan were killed also nearly 7,000 US soldiers.
The report does not include the indirect victims of the conflict, such as those who have died from illness or as a result of the lack of infrastructure.