The public record of violent deaths following the 2003 invasion of Iraq
- For Chilcot's Inquiry, Iraq remains one giant unmarked grave of unknown size
- When will the UK take a real interest in Iraqi casualties? 26 Aug 2015
- Iraq Digital Memorial announced
- Honouring the dead in the eyes of the living Aug 2015
- War's Moral Chaos
- Remembering the dead
- Iraq 2014: Civilian deaths almost doubling year on year
- The language and actions of states and non-states
- Earlier analysis from IBC…
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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.
Key IBC publications
- Civilian deaths in “noble” Iraq mission pass 10,000
- A Dossier on Civilian Casualties in Iraq 2003-2005
- Post-surge violence: its extent and nature
- How can the utility of press reports be assessed?
- How has IBC been used by others?
“We don’t do body counts”General Tommy Franks
Iraq Body Count
Sunday 30 August: 31 killed
Baghdad: 7 by gunfire, IEDs; 3 bodies.
Saturday 29 August: 33 killed.
Shirqat: 12 executed.