Afghanistan: Watson Institute Research: 157,000 killed in 18 years of war

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A total of 157,000 people have been killed in the 18-year war in Afghanistan between October 2001 and October 2019, according to the Watson Institute.

According to the Watson Institute, 66,000 people have been killed in Pakistan over the past 18 years.

The report said the highest number of direct casualties from the 18-year war in Afghanistan was the Afghan army and police, with 64,124 soldiers killed.

The fighting is said to have killed 43,073 civilians and 42,100 insurgents.

A total of 7,263 U.S. troops and other coalition troops with contractors were among those killed.

The 18-year war is said to have killed 67 journalists and 424 human rights activists.

An other research on the name of Costs Of War from Watson Institute stated that Since the start of the U.S.-led war, at least 2.1 million Afghans fled the country with another 3.2 million displaced internally

For the first time, formal talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban began two days ago to end the war in Afghanistan, which began in 2001.

A peace deal between the United States and the Taliban in February this year called for inter-Afghan talks to begin in March, but delays in releasing detainees Time is running out.

Abdullah Abdullah, the head of Afghanistan’s National Reconciliation Council, who arrived in Qatar for talks with the Taliban, said the two-day trip was a success. But he did not share further details.

And Masoom Stanekzai, the head of Afghanistan’s peace talks delegation, said he had met with the Taliban delegation for the first time and had discussed a number of issues.

A total of 66,000 people have been killed in fighting in Pakistan over the past 18 years, including 32,737 insurgents, 23,924 civilians and 9,124 military and police personnel, according to the Watson Institute.

According to the report, 86 journalists and 97 members of human rights groups have been killed in the country during this period.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomed the inter-Afghan talks, saying they were essential for the success of Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation talks, peace, stability and prosperity in Afghanistan and the region.