Iraq Body Count (IBC) is an analytical project, not a news portal. Our procedure is to collect and reconcile every available, distinct report about each incident. For larger events, stories may run into the dozens and continue to emerge for days or weeks. This, and the inexorable rise in daily violent incidents, means that there is a considerable gap between the initial reporting of events and their first appearance in the IBC database.
However, we obtain an early impression of events within about 48 hours of first reports. This page provides our news gatherer's account of such recent events, but please keep in mind that these are not our final database entries. Rather, they should be considered an early update on civilian casualties.
Thursday 18 July: 19 killed
Balad: 1 by gunfire.
Dujail: 2 by AED.
Abu Saida: 1 by gunfire.
Iskandariya: 1 policeman by suicide bomber.
Muqdadiya: 2 by IED in market.
Shirqat: 3 policemen by gunfire.
Mahmudiya: 3 by IED in mosque.
Wajihiya: 3 by IED.
Kirkuk: 1 woman by gunfire.
Baghdad: 2 by IED.
Wednesday 17 July: 20 killed
Mosul: 7 by suicide bomber, 2 policemen by gunfire.
Baquba: 3 children by IED.
Muqdadiya: 3 by gunfire.
Alaath: 3 by gunfire.
Hamam al-Alil: 2 policemen by IED.
July casualties so far: 480 civilians killed.
Tuesday 16 July: 8 killed.
Muqdadiya: 3 by IED.
Hamam al-Alil: 1 by mortars.
Humena: 2 policemen by gunfire.
Mosul: 1 body.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.
July casualties so far: 460 civilians killed.
Monday 15 July: 15 killed
Samarra: 6 killed by mortars.
Tuz Khurmato: 4 by car bomb.
Mosul: 3 by gunfire, IED.
Baghdad: 1 by gunfire.
Kirkuk: 1 policeman by car bomb.
July casualties so far: 452 civilians killed.
Sunday 14 July: 66 killed
Mussayab: 12 by suicide bomber.
Basra: 8 in bomb attacks.
Baquba: 6 by car bomb.
Karbala: 9 by car bomb.
Kut: 11 in bomb attacks.
Nasiriya: 5 by suicide bomber.
Falluja: 3 by gunfire.
Mosul: 6 in IED attacks.
Baghdad: 4 by car bomb.
Shirqat: 1 Sahwa member by IED.
Seeniya: 1 Sahwa member by gunfire.
July casualties so far: 437 civilians killed.
Saturday 13 July: 37 killed
Baghdad: 24 killed in several bomb attacks.
Zahra: 4 by suicide car bomber.
Muqdadiya: 2 by IED.
Hibhib: 2 Sahwa members by IED.
Mosul: 1 traffic policeman by gunfire.
Abu Ghraib: 1 policeman by IED.
Qayyarah: 1 by IED.
Mussayab: 1 taxi driver by gunfire.
Falluja: 1 policeman by gunfire.
July casualties so far: 371 civilians killed.
Friday 12 July: 49 killed
Kirkuk: 38 by suicide bomber.
Mosul: 5 by suicide bomber, AED.
Rashad: 2 Sahwa members by IED.
Shirqat: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Amiriyat al-Falluja: 1 by IED.
Baquba: 1 by IED.
Muqdadiya: 1 by gunfire.
July casualties so far: 334 civilians killed.