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New Report: Post 9/11 Wars Have Caused More Than 4.5 Million Deaths Around the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia

The vast majority of deaths were “indirect deaths” from varying consequences of war, according to the researchers – around 3.7 million people out of the 4.5 million deaths.

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The vast majority of deaths were “indirect deaths” from varying consequences of war, according to the researchers – around 3.7 million people out of the 4.5 million deaths.

In a shocking new report by Brown University’s Cost of War project, it has been revealed that since 9/11, more than 4.5 million people across the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia have died as a direct result of the wars following 9/11 and the so-called “War on Terror”.

The vast majority of deaths were “indirect deaths” from varying consequences of war, according to the researchers – around 3.7 million people out of the 4.5 million deaths. These varying consequences include economic and food insecurity from war and invasion, the destruction of public services and health infrastructures, and trauma and violence among many others.

Since 9/11, the exact number of deaths caused by conflicts stemming from the “War on Terror” has been of much controversy – although there are certain examples that highlight just how horrifying the real number may be.

In 2015, the Physicians for Social Responsibility estimated that more than a million people were killed during the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan alone – although many say this number is a severe underestimate.

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The number of deaths as a result of war in Afghanistan alone is staggering – with this new report stating that although the US withdrew its military forces in 2021, with the subsequent Taliban takeover Afghans are “suffering and dying from war-related causes at higher rates than ever”.

The number of locals in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and Syria who were killed fighting is estimated to be almost 180,000 – this is compared to the number of US troops killed in these countries at 7,000.

“In laying out how the post-9/11 wars have led to illness and indirect deaths”, the report stated, “[our] goal is to build greater awareness of the fuller human costs of these wars and support calls for the United States and other governments to alleviate the ongoing losses and suffering of millions in current and former war-zones”.

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