U.S. Airstrikes Have Killed Up To 48,000 Civilians in the War on Terror

U.S. Airstrikes Have Killed Up To 48,000 Civilians in the War on Terror

As many as 48,000 civilians have been killed in the last 20 years as a direct result of U.S. air strikes, according to an Airwars investigation that sheds new light on the human cost of Washington’s so-called “war on terror”.

Publishing its findings ahead of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the UK-based monitoring group concluded that at least 22,679, and potentially as many as 48,308 civilians, were killed by U.S. aerial strikes between 2001 and 2020.

Using local sources and official U.S. military data, Airwars concluded that, in the years following the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. has carried out a minimum of 91,340 air strikes across seven major conflict zones.

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