Terror war killed 80,000 during 2005-13: report

Published March 31, 2015
Pakistan army troops could be seen in this photo. — AP/File
Pakistan army troops could be seen in this photo. — AP/File

WASHINGTON: As many as 80,000 Pakistanis have been killed in the war against terror between 2005 and 2013, says a joint report by several anti-war groups.

This figure includes civilians, troops and militants killed as a consequence of the war.

The statistics were collected by the South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP), which is associated with the Institute for Conflict Management in New Delhi.

SATP reports that 26,862 terrorists and 5,498 security forces personnel were killed by the end of 2013.

These and other figures are included in a joint report by the Physicians for Social Responsibility, Physicians for Global Survival and the Nobel Prize-winning Inter­na­tional Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

Another study by the Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) and included in the joint report says that 34,242 civilians were killed between 2005 and 2010. In 2011, an additional 6,550 civilians were killed. And 4,711 were killed in 2012.

For 2013, SATP calculated 3,001 civilian deaths in Pakistan.

This leads a probable total of 48,504 civilian casualties up until the end of 2013.

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London estimates that 416 to 951 Pakistanis were killed by US drones.

Between 2005 and 2013, 45 journalists also were killed in Pakistan.

Published in Dawn, March 31st, 2015

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