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Statistics of Wars, Oppressions and Atrocities of the Twenty-First Century
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New (or intensified) Wars and Conflicts:
Over 100,000 killed
Sudan, Darfur, (2003- ) 200,000 [make link]
  • BBC News, “Q&A: Sudan's Darfur conflict,” May 29, 2007: 200,000 [​http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/world/africa/3496731.stm​]
  • Human Rights Watch, “Q & A: Crisis in Darfur,” January 29, 2007: 200,000 [​http://hrw.org/english/docs/2004/05/05/darfur8536.htm​]
  • Sam Dealey, “An Atrocity That Needs No Exaggeration”, New York Times, August 12, 2007
  • Alfred de Montesquiou, “As Darfur violence continues, some question death estimates”, Associated Press, November 29, 2006
  • “Prosecutor Accuses Bashir Forces of Murder, Rape, Pillage,” allAfrica.com, March 2, 2009, [​http://allafrica.com/stories/200903020185.html​]
  • Robert Booth, “No money, not enough food, rampant sickness, night-time raids. Darfur today”, Guardian (UK) December 7, 2007: 200,000
  • Hissa Hissa, “UN envoy in Darfur rebel heartland to muster support for peace talks”, Associated Press, December 8, 2007: 200,000
Iraq War (2003-2011) 171,000 [make link]
  • Running Online Tallies:
  • BBC, “Iraqi official: War dead 100,000,” 10 November 2006, [​http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6135526.stm
  • Kim Gamel, Associated Press, April 24, 2009: over 110,000 Iraqi deaths since 2003
  • BBC, “New study says 151,000 Iraqi dead”, 10 January 2008 [​http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7180055.stm​]
  • Jonathan Steele and Suzanne Goldenberg, "What is the real death toll in Iraq?" Guardian, 19 March 2008, [http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/19/iraq​]
  • Tina Susman, "Poll: Civilian Death Toll in Iraq May Top 1 Million", Los Angeles Times, 14 September 2007: 1.2 million
  • Rebecca Santana, "85,000 Iraqis killed in almost 5 years of war", Associated Press, October 14, 2009
    • Iraqi Human Rights Ministry: 85,694 Iraqis killed 1 Jan. 2004 to 31 Oct. 2008 including Iraqi civilians, military and police, but not insurgents or foreigners.
    • Associated Press: 110,600 Iraqis died violently, 2003 invasion through early 2009
    • World Health Organization (2007): 151,000 Iraqis died from violence, 2003-05, including insurgents.
    • Johns Hopkins University study published in Lancet (2006): 601,027 Iraqis died as a result of violence.
    • Pentagon: 4,349 Americans k. (as of 14 Oct 2009)
  • Lara Jakes, "US says Iraq War led to 77k deaths over 5 years", Associated Press, Oct 14, 2010
    • US Military estimate: 76,939 Iraqi security officials and civilians killed
    • Iraq Body Count: 98,252 to 107,235 Iraqi civilians were killed (March 2003 to 19 Sept 2010)
    • 2009 Iraqi Human Rights Ministry: 85,694
  • Crawford, Boston University, "Civilian Death and Injury in Iraq, 2003-2011" [​http://costsofwar.org/article/iraqi-civilians​]
    • Iraqi civilians: 126,000+
    • Iraqi military killed at the outset of the war: ca. 10,000
    • insurgents: ca. 19,000 killed (June 2003-Sept. 2007)
    • Iraqi military and police: 10,100+ killed since June 2003
    • US, allied soldiers and contractors: ca. 6,300
    • Total: ca. 171,000
  • ABC News [Australia], "162,000 people killed in Iraq war: NGO", January 03, 2012. citing Iraq Body Count [​http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-01-03/iraq-war-death-toll-put-at-162000/3755768?section=world​]
    • Iraqi civilians: 114,000+
    • Iraqi police: 9,019
    • US soldiers: 4,474
    • Total: 162,000
Syria, revolt against Bashar al-Assad (2011- ) 470,000 [make link]
Priyanka Boghani, "A Staggering New Death Toll for Syria’s War — 470,000" PBS Fronline (February 11, 2016): "According to the SCPR analysis, the vast majority of deaths — 400,000 — were caused by violence, while 70,000 came as an indirect result of the war — the collapse of the country’s health-care infrastructure, lack of access to medicine, poor sanitation, the spread of communicable diseases, falling vaccination rates, food scarcity and malnutrition."
Between 10,000 and 100,000 killed
Ituri, Congo Major (1999-2007) 60,000 [make link]
  • March 2, 2005 CNN: "According to the U.N., fighting between the Hema and Lendu tribes in Ituri has claimed more than 50,000 lives since 1999"
  • Human Rights Watch: 60,000+ [​http://hrw.org/english/docs/2005/03/11/congo10311.htm​]
Afghanistan (2001- ) 45,600 [make link]
  • TOTALS:
    • Crawford, Boston University, "Civilian Death and Injury in Afghanistan, 2001-2011" [​http://costsofwar.org/article/afghan-civilians​]
      Total: 30,400 to 45,600 killed, incl....
      • Afghan soldiers, police, insurgents: 15,000 to 28,000 killed
      • Civilians: 12,500 to 14,700 killed
    • Rogers and Sedghi, 10 March 2011, Guardian​, "Afghanistan civilian casualties":
      9759 civilians killed 2006-2010
    • Iraq Coalition Casualty Count:
      2930 Coalition fatalities, including 1913 USAns (to 18 March 2012)
  • EARLIER estimates
    • 26 Aug. 2002 Newsweek​: 960-1,000+ Taliban POWs murdered by Northern Alliance
    • 20 May 2002 [London] Guardian​: Max. war-related avoidable deaths: 49,600
      • Remained at home, relief disrupted: 40,000 d. max.
      • Refugee d. in camps: 1,600
      • Refugee d. outside the camps: 8,000
      • Of those, 60%-80% would have happened anyway, so 20%-40% US fault: 10,000-19,840 at max.
      • Also cited: Director of the Project for Defence Alternatives: above 20,000 d. unlikely.
    • 12 Feb. 2002 [London] Guardian​: 2,000-8,000
      • Marc Herold: 3,767 (Oct. 7-Dec. 6) [​http://www.cursor.org/stories/civilian_deaths.htm​]. Revised overall death toll (October 7 to February 6) is 3,000 to 3,600 [Guardian (London), 20 May 2002]
      • 14 Oct. 2002 Time: <3,000
      • 3 June 2002 LA Times: 1,067 to 1,201 civilian deaths (not incl. 497 deaths that were not identified as either civilian or military). Also cited:
        • Relief officials with interim Afghan government: 1,000 to 2,000
        • Herold: 3,050 to 3,500
      • Project on Defense Alternatives (18 Jan. 2002): 1,000-1,300 [​http://www.comw.org/pda/0201oef.html​]
      • 11 Feb. 2002 AP: 500-600
      • Some officials of Human Rights Watch privately: 100-350 by Dec. 2001 [​http://www.commondreams.org/headlines02/0207-03.htm or http://wsjclassroomedition.com/tj_120401_casu.htm​]
      • MEDIAN: 1,134-1,500
Pakistan​, Al Qaeda/Taliban War, (2004- ) 36,000 [make link]
Crawford, Boston University, "Civilian Death and Injury in Pakistan, 2001-2011" [​http://costsofwar.org/article/pakistani-civilians​]
  • 36,000 Pakistanis have been killed from 2004 to 2010
  • US drone strikes have killed approximately 2,300-2,500 people
Mexico, Drug War, (2006- ) 47,500 [make link]
Associated Press, January 11, 2012, "Mexican drug war toll: 47,500 killed in 5 years" [CBS: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57357503/mexican-drug-war-toll-47500-killed-in-5-years/​]
Libya, revolt against Gaddafi (2011) 30,000 [make link]
  • Downie, "When Numbers Lie: Why isn’t there an accurate death toll in Libya?" April 1, 2011, New Republic​: estimates run from 1,000 (UN) to 2,000 (World Health Org.) to 10,000 (Intern'l Criminal Court)
  • Laub, "Libyan estimate: At least 30,000 died in the war", AP, Sept. 8 2011
South Sudan, civil war between Dinka and Nuer (2013-15) 10,000 [make link]
"South Sudan foes agree to end conflict" 1 February 2015 BBC: 10,000
Fewer than 10,000 killed
Jihadist Terrorism​, against the United States and others, (1993- ) [make link]
  • 1st World Trade Ctr Bombing (26 February 1993): 6 k. (Snopes [​http://www.snopes2.com/rumors/clinton.htm​])
  • Riyadh bomb (13 Nov. 1995): 5 Americans, 2 Indians k.; 4 suspects executed. (Snopes)
  • Khobar Towers (25 June 1996): 19 k (Snopes [​http://www.snopes2.com/rumors/clinton.htm​])
  • US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, 7 Aug. 1998
    • 18 May 2001 NY Times: 224 k.
    • Snopes: 224
    • 23 Sept. 2001 St. Petersburg Times: 213 k. in Nairobi; 11 in Dar es Salaam
    • 22 Dec. 2000 USA Today: 301 k., incl. 11 USAns
    19 Dec. 1999 Newsday​: 259 k.
  • USS Cole, Oct. 2000
    17 US sailors k. + 2 bombers (Snopes, also Washington Post (7 July 2001))
  • Sept. 11, 2001 attacks:
    • 10 Jan. 2002 CBS [​http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/01/10/archive/main323918.shtml​]
      • WTC, official NYC count: 2,893
      • AP
        • WTC: 2,794, incl. 2 jets
        • Pentagon: 184
        • Pennsylvania: 40
        • Total: 3,018, not incl. 19 hijackers on 4 planes
    • 23 Aug. 2002 USA Today
      • WTC
        • NYC Police Dept: 2,823
        • NYC Medical Examiner: 2,819
        • Newday: 2,814
        • USA Today: 2,801
        • AP: 2,786
      • Elsewhere (not incl. hijackers)
        • Pentagon: 184
        • Pennsylvania: 40
    • 29 Oct. 2003 NY Times: NYC officials trim 40 names off the list of dead in the WTC collapse. New total: 2,749-2,752
  • Bali bombing, 12 Oct. 2002
    12 Oct. 2003 CNN: 202 k.
  • Madrid subway bombing, 11 March 2004
    20 April 2004 CNN: 190
Guinea, Gov't vs. RFDG (2000- ) [make link]
Ploughshares 2000: 1,000
Macedonia (2001) [make link]
Albanian uprising: unknown
Ivory Coast, Civil War (2002-08) [make link]
  • 26 March 2003 AP: 3,000
  • Project Ploughshares (2009): 4,000+ [​http://www.ploughshares.ca/content/c%C3%B4te-divoire-2002-2008#Deaths​]
Yemen, Gov't vs. Houthi rebels (2004- ) [make link]
Project Ploughshares (2010): "Between 3,820 and 5,820 militants and civilians are reported to have been killed since the first outbreak of violence." [​http://www.ploughshares.ca/content/yemen-2004-first-combat-deaths#deaths​]
Ukraine, Ukraine vs. Russian separatists (2014- ) [make link]
  • NY Times (29 Aug. 2014) "Death Toll in Ukraine Conflict Exceeds 2,200, U.N. Says": 2220
  • NBC (29 Aug. 2014) "Ukraine Death Toll Jumps to 2,593: U.N. Rights Official"
  • [Neither estimate includes the 298 civilians killed when the Malaysian airliner was shot down.]
Gaza, Israel vs. Hamas (2014- ) [make link]
"Gaza crisis: Toll of operations in Gaza" BBC (27 Aug 2014): "Between 8 July and 26 August, more than 2,100 Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip, along with 64 Israeli soldiers and seven civilians in Israel."
Iraq, ISIS insurgency (2014- ) [make link]
"Iraqi civilian death toll passes 5,500 in wake of Isis offensive" 18 July 2014 AP: "In its report, the UN mission to Iraq says at least 5,576 civilians were killed... from 1 January until the end of June."
Continued from Twentieth Century
Ongoing
  1. Colombia
  2. India, sporadic sectarian violence
  3. Indonesia - Aceh
  4. Indonesia - Irian Jaya
  5. Irian Jaya
  6. Israel-Palestine
  7. Kashmir
  8. Korean DMZ
  9. Myanmar
  10. Nigeria, sporadic sectarian violence
  11. North Korea
  12. Philippines
  13. Somalia
  14. Uganda, Lord's Resistance Army
Finished
  1. Afghanistan​, Taliban (to 2001)
  2. Algeria (to 2002)
  3. Chechnya (to 2009)
  4. Congo Major (to 2003)
  5. Ethiopia vs. Eritrea (to 2000)
  6. Indonesia - Moluccas (to 2004)
  7. Iraq, Sanctions (to 2003)
  8. Kurdistan
  9. Moluccas (to 2004)
  10. Nepal (to 2006)
  11. Russia - Chechnya (to 2009)
  12. Sierra Leone (to 2002)
  13. Sri Lanka (to 2009)
  14. Sudan (to 2005)
List of Recurring Sources
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Last updated Jan. 2015
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