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Over 65,000 People Killed in Pakistan Due To US’ War on Terror: Reports

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The US war on terror has killed over 500,000 people in Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan over the past 17 years according to the latest report. The US launched the “War on Terror” by invading Afghanistan on October 7, 2001, after the September 11 attacks which killed nearly 3,000 people in New York.  

The US administration states that the attacks were carried out by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists but many critics have raised questions about the official account. The “conspiracy theory believers” state that intelligence agencies of the US government, such as former Vice President Dick Cheney, choreographed the 9/11 attacks in order to accelerate the US war on the oil-rich nation and promote the  Israeli agenda.

Following the 9/11 attacks, NATO led by the US invaded and controlled Afghanistan, and also started drone strikes inside neighbouring Pakistan. In early 2003, the US invaded Iraq under the pretext that the regime of Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction, but no such weapons were ever found in Iraq.

According to the study by Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, the war on terror has killed about 507,000 people in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The study, released on Thursday, stated that many of the victims were civilians.

The death toll in Afghanistan, as of October 2018, stood at about 147,000 people, including Afghan security forces, civilians and Taliban fighters. The figure also included the 6,334 US troops and associates.

The war on terror also left 65,000 people dead in Pakistan, including 90 American contractors, nearly 9,000 local security personnel and more than 23,000 civilians. The rest of the casualties were militants, according to the study.

From 268,000 to 295,000 people died in Iraq following the US-led invasion and occupation, the study said. “Though the war on terror is often overlooked by the American public, press and lawmakers, the increased body count signals that, far from diminishing, this war remains intense,” the report said.

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