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

IBC's response to General Sir Mike Jackson
Far from being unknowable, the number of civilians killed by UK forces recorded by IBC is about 300. 16 Apr 2014
The blurring of war and peace, tyranny and democracy, captivity and liberation
11 years on and Iraq is officially at peace. Yet the lines between peace and war have become so blurred, that doubt is cast on both past statements and current realities. 19 Mar 2014
The Trenching of Faults: Iraq 2013
IBC staff co-author new Syria report
When victimless crimes matter and victims don't
The War in Iraq: 10 years and counting
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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.

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Wednesday 23 April: 27 killed

Babyukh: 9 by car bombs.
Muqdadiya: 3 by gunfire.
Dhuluiya: 2 Sahwa members by gunfire.
Tikrit: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Hamam al-Alil: 3 policemen by IED.
Baghdad: 2 by gunfire, IED.
Madaen: 1 by AED.
Dujail: 1 child by IED.
Rashid: 4 by gunfire, IED.
Zammar: 1 body.


Tuesday 22 April: 31 killed

Daquq: 10 by gunfire.
Mahmudiya: 6 by IED, hand grenade.
Balad: 3 farmers by IED.
Falluja: 6 by shelling.
Mosul: 2 by gunfire, IED, 1 body.
Tarmiya: 1 by gunfire.
Baghdad: 1 by gunfire.
Tikrit: 1 policeman by gunfire.