Nearly 19,000 civilians were killed in Iraq between January 2014 and October 2015 — a toll the United Nations calls “staggering” in a new report.
The report, released Tuesday, outlines the horrific impact Iraq’s ongoing conflict is having on its civilian population.
The numbers are mind-boggling. In the 21-month period:
At least 18,802 civilians were killed, about half of them in Baghdad alone.
Another 36,245 were wounded.
About 3.2 million people were internally displaced, including a million school-aged children.
The actual figures could be much higher, the report said.
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