US WAR ON TER­ROR­ISM HAS KILLED 500,000 PEO­PLE, SAYS RE­PORT

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - - World -

About half a mil­lion peo­ple have died vi­o­lently in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pak­istan due to the US “war on ter­ror” that was launched fol­low­ing the Septem­ber 11 at­tacks in 2001, ac­cord­ing to a study re­leased on Thurs­day. The re­port by Brown Univer­sity’s Wat­son In­sti­tute for In­ter­na­tional and Pub­lic Af­fairs put the death toll at be­tween 480,000 and 507,000 peo­ple - but said the ac­tual num­ber is likely higher. “The new toll is a more than 110,000 in­crease over the last count, is­sued just two years ago in Au­gust 2016,” Brown said in a state­ment. “Though the war on ter­ror is of­ten over­looked by the Amer­i­can pub­lic, the in­creased body count sig­nals that, far from di­min­ish­ing, this war re­mains in­tense.”

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