Perspective On 9/11 And The Invasions Of Iraq & Afghanistan

Civilian Casualties in Iraq Afghanistan and September 11th Graph

Graph on Iraq, Afghanistan, and US Civilian Casualties

Chart on Daily Casualties for September 11th, Iraq, and Afghanistan

Total Casualties – Iraq & Afghanistan Civilians, US Military, and September 11th

Donut Graph on US Military Casualties and Iraqi and Afghani Civilians

Statistical Comparisons

Iraq experiences 27.79 Fort Hood shootings a day and averages the equivalent casualties of September 11th every 8.23 days.

Afghanistan experiences 1 Fort Hood shooting a day and averages the equivalent casualties of September 11th every 231.24 days.

Iraq and Afghanistan combined experience 28.78 Fort Hood shootings a day and average the equivalent casualties of September 11th every 7.95 days.

In total, Iraq and Afghanistan have experienced the equivalent of 348 September 11ths or 79960 Fort Hood shootings.


Iraq Civilian Casualties: There is high variance between various sources on the number of civilian casualties since the US-led invasion in March 2003. The only source to calculate Iraqi civilian casualties since the invasion is Iraq Body Count, which only counts bodies confirmed by the Western media, leading it to severely under-report the total number of civilians killed since March 2003. Correspondingly, other studies only cover specific time periods. For instance, the most recognized study conducted by Lancet and John Hopkins University in October 2006 listed over 650,000 killed. Data is then extrapolated to represent the March 2003 to September 2010 timeframe.

Afghanistan Civilian Casualties: Currently, no study exists that comprehensively covers the total civilian casualties since the October 2001 aerial campaign and subsequent invasion. Most studies focus on yearly statistics or casualties deriving from a specific method (aerial bombing, improvised explosive devices, etc.). When possible, yearly computations were combined or extrapolated to find a total, as was done in the excellent table provided in Wikipedia’s page on civilian casualties since the US Invasion.

Base Statistics: September 11 Victims: 2,974; American Casualties in Afghanistan & Iraq: 5697; Afghan Civilian Casualties: 45,799; Iraqi Civilian Casualties: 989788′ Total Iraqi & Afghan Civilian Casualties: 1035587; Average Daily Civilian Casualties, Iraq & Afghanistan: 374.18. Click here to download the spreadsheet used to calculate the above numbers.

Sources on Iraq Casualties

Iraq Body Count,

Casualties in Iraq: The Human Cost of Occupation,

Bush’s War Totals by John Tirmar in the Nation

CNN: US & Coalition Casualties in Iraq

Just Foreign Policy: Iraqi Death Estimates,

Wikipedia: Total Iraqi Casualties,

Project Censored: Over One Million Iraqi Deaths Caused by US Occupation,

Sources on Afghanistan Casualties:

CNN: US & Coalition Casualties in Afghanistan,

Afghanistan Conflict Monitor: Civilian Casualty Data,,

A Dossier on Civilian Victims of United States’ Aerial Bombing of Afghanistan: A Comprehensive Accounting,

Coalition Casualties in Afghanistan,

AFP: Afghan unrest killed 4,000 civilians in 2008,

Wikipedia Compilation Of Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan,

Sources On Afghan & Iraqi Casualties

Unknown News: Casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq,

The Star: Counting the casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan,

Previous Prose Before Hos reports on Iraqi & Afghan Casualties: Every 9.74 Days, Iraqi Civilians Experience September 11th and Civilian Death Statistics in Iraq & Afghanistan Compared.

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