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The public record of violent deaths following the 2003 invasion of Iraq

IRAQ 2020:
Legitimacy, security and war crime let-offs 31 Dec 2020
Punishing the publisher
Julian Assange revealed more than anyone about the Iraq War’s deadly impact, and is paying the highest price for it. 30 Dec 2020
Iraq in 2019:
Generation: War
Another year of relentless violence in Iraq
Lest we forget
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Iraq Body Count maintains the world’s largest public database of violent civilian deaths since the 2003 invasion, as well as separate running total which includes combatants.

IBC's data is drawn from cross-checked media reports, hospital, morgue, NGO and official figures or records (see About IBC). You can contribute to IBC's work in several ways, including with a donation.

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Recent events

Thursday 31 December: 2 killed

Badush: 1 mayor killed by gunmen.

Mussayib: 1 body found.

December total: 54 civilians killed.


Wednesday 30 December: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Taji.

Sulaymaniyah: 1 retired colonel killed by gunmen.