Human Cost of 'War on Terror' in Afghanistan | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Human Cost of 'War on Terror' in Afghanistan

The war, in addition to taking thousands of lives, also destroyed infrastructure and caused massive economic costs.

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The 9/11 attacks that triggered the war on terror brought US and NATO soldiers to Afghanistan and started the 20-year war in Afghanistan, which took thousands of lives of foreign soldiers, Afghan forces, Taliban forces and civilians.

According to a report by the AP, over 150,000 lives, including foreign troops, the Afghan security forces, Taliban forces and civilians have been lost.

The report highlights that 3,592 foreign soldiers, including 2,448 US and 1,144 NATO soldiers, were killed in the last 20 years. Also, 3,846 US contractors were killed.

The report also says that 66,000 Afghan soldiers, 51,191 Taliban fighters and 47,245 civilians were killed during the war in the country.

Additionally, 444 aid workers and 72 journalists were also among those killed, AP reported.

Reporters Without Borders told TOLOnews that nearly 100 journalists, including 16 foreign reporters, lost their lives in Afghanistan since 2001.

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