2,272 American soldiers killed, 20,412 injured in Afghanistan post 9/11: Report
KABUL - There have been an estimated 147,124 deaths in Afghanistan, 64,942 in Pakistan, post 9/11 reveals a new report.
According to the report, the post-9/11 wars have imposed a profound human cost on Americans: “Nearly 7,000 US” military fatalities and “more than 53,700” injuries.”
The war in Afghanistan has reportedly killed an estimated 2,272 American troops and left 20,412 wounded while the conflict in Iraq has resulted in the death of at least 4,483 others and injury of 32,253, the most recent Pentagon figures show.
In 2017, the Brown University study found that by the end of 2018, the United States was scheduled to have spent nearly $6 trillion on government-wide costs of the war on terror since 2001.
The estimated cost amounts to about $23,386 per individual American taxpayer, which is more than three times the amount ($7,740) calculated by the Pentagon.
US President Donald Trump’s administration has intensified efforts to convince the Taliban to engage in peace negotiations with the Afghan government, making the “political reconciliation” between the two parties the primary goal of its strategy to end the more than 17-year-old war.
In Iraq, however, there are no plans to withdraw the nearly 5,000 American troops fighting ISIS. The Trump administration has announced plans to pull out from Syria.
The Trump administration has denied reports of a US military withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The report was originally published on www.breitbart.com.