Direct War Deaths in Major War Zones
Afghanistan and Pakistan (October 2001 – October 2019).
Iraq (March 2003 – October 2019).
Syria (September 2014 – October 2019).
Yemen (October 2002-October 2019) and Other1
November 13, 2019*
Nukewatch Winter Quarterly 2019-2020
|US DOD Civilian12||6||15||1||____||____||22|
|National Military and
(see- Opposition Fighters below)
|Other Allied Troops22||1.145||____||323||11,00023||____||12,468|
|Journalists and Media
20 Years of War / A Costs of War Research Series
Watson Institute, Brown University -&- Frederick Pardee Center, Boston University.
1 This chart tallies direct deaths caused by war violence. It does not include indirect deaths, namely those caused by loss of access to food, water, and/or infrastructure, war-related disease, etc. The numbers included here are approximations based on the reporting of several original data sources. Most though not all original data sources are updated through late-October 2019; dates are noted in the footnotes. Some original data sources are incomplete, inconsistent and/or data is inaccessible.
2 Neta C. Crawford is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Boston University and a Co-Director of Costs of War Project. Catherine Lutz is Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Institute.
3 US Air strikes in Syria began on September 23, 2014.
4 The US began drone strikes in Yemen in 2002 but the major fighting began when Saudi Arabia intervened in March 2015.
5 Killed as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Guantanamo Bay (Cuba), Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Philippines, Seychelles, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Yemen from 7 October 2001-31 December 2014.