LONDON, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Twenty years after the United States announced a "war on terror" in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, just 5 percent of Britons said the West is winning the war, a recent YouGov poll has shown.
While 46 percent of the public agree it's important that the West wins such a war, 52 percent of Britons said the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan following 9/11 attacks was the wrong decision.
The latest poll was conduced amid the chaotic withdrawal of the Western troops from Afghanistan.
Over 20 years, America's "War on Terror" has cost itself at least 8 trillion U.S. dollars and resulted in approximately 900,000 deaths, including more than 363,000 civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere, according to the latest report from the Costs of War project at Brown University, a leading U.S. research university.
It is believed that terror groups of global reach have not been defeated. The Islamic State (IS) militant group and its affiliates are still active in various countries and regions, despite a sharp decrease of their territory.