The Bloody Cost of War
Sept. 7, 2021 (EIRNS)—The London-based nongovernmental organization Airwars released a report yesterday that attempts to estimate the number of civilian casualties resulting from U.S. air strikes in the last 20 years of post-9/11 wars. According to the data compiled by Airwars, including information made available by the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. has declared at least 91,340 strikes across seven major conflict zones. These strikes have likely killed at least 22,679 civilians, but the number of dead could be as high as 48,308 civilians killed. The worst affected country was Iraq, where more than 11,000 civilians were likely killed just in U.S. strikes, followed by Syria and Afghanistan, according to the report.