The public record of violent deaths following the 2003 invasion of Iraq
- Iraq: wars and casualties, 13 years on
- 19 Mar 2016
- Iraq 2015: A Catastrophic Normal
- An overview of the year’s violence 1 Jan 2016
- For Chilcot's Inquiry, Iraq remains one giant unmarked grave of unknown size
- Iraq Digital Memorial announced
- War’s Moral Chaos
- Remembering the dead
- Earlier analysis from IBC…
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- About the IBC project
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- Reference: Resources, Announcements, Press releases
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
Tuesday 3 May: 8 killed
Baghdad: 4 by IEDs.
Monday 2 May : 62 killed
Baghdad: 24 by suicide car bomber, IED; 1 body.