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, outlined the horrific impact that Iraq ' s ongoing conflict is having on its civilian population. Much of the suffering was attributed to ISIS, the brutal Islamist terror group which has declared an Islamic caliphate across the vast stretches of territory it holds in Iraq and neighboring Syria. The report also estimated that ISIS holds about 3,500 slaves and said it continues to subject women and children to sexual violence, particularly in the form of sexual slavery. Other numbers in the report are mind - boggling. In the 21 - month period in Iraq:
- At least 18,802 civilians were killed, about half of them in Baghdad.
- Another 36,245 were injured.
- About 3.2 million people were internally displaced, including a million school - aged children.