Documented civilian deaths from violence

161,322 – 180,244

Further analysis of the WikiLeaks' Iraq War Logs
may add 10,000 civilian deaths.

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This data is based on 47,694 database entries from the beginning of the war to 29 Feb 2016, and on monthly preliminary data from that date onwards. Preliminary data is shown in grey when applicable, and is based on approximate daily totals in the Recent Events section prior to full analysis. The full analysis extracts details such as the names or demographic details of individuals killed, the weapons that killed them and location amongst other details. The current range contains 29,709–31,021 deaths (18%–17%, a portion which may rise or fall over time) based on single-sourced reports.

Graphs are based on the higher number in our totals. Gaps in recording and reporting suggest that even our highest totals to date may be missing many civilian deaths from violence.

Monthly civilian deaths from violence, 2003 onwards

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2003 3 2 3977 3438 545 597 646 833 566 515 487 524 12,133
2004 610 663 1004 1303 655 909 834 878 1042 1033 1676 1129 11,736
2005 1222 1297 905 1145 1396 1347 1536 2352 1444 1311 1487 1141 16,583
2006 1546 1577 1957 1804 2277 2584 3298 2865 2565 2996 3084 2898 29,451
2007 3017 2679 2726 2565 2844 2199 2694 2481 1387 1324 1124 996 26,036
2008 858 1092 1667 1315 914 750 639 704 612 594 540 586 10,271
2009 372 407 438 589 428 563 431 652 350 441 226 478 5,375
2010 267 305 336 385 387 385 488 520 254 315 307 218 4,167
2011 389 254 311 289 381 386 308 401 397 366 279 392 4,153
2012 531 356 377 392 304 529 469 422 400 290 253 299 4,622
2013 357 360 403 545 888 659 1145 1013 1306 1180 870 1125 9,851
2014 1096 971 1028 1036 1098 4083 1572 3336 1468 1731 1430 1320 20,169
2015 1486 1619 1098 2004 1288 1349 1839 1985 1438 1291 1014 1091 17,502
2016 1368 1139 1073 1050 1214 1157 1194           8,195
Incidents Individuals
IBC page Latest incidents analysed Date
a3913 Three young males beheaded in Haweeja, west of Kirkuk 29 Feb
a3912 Body of a man found in Amil district, southwest Baghdad 29 Feb
a3911 Imam executed in Mosul Woods, north Mosul 29 Feb
a3910 One by roadside bomb in Taji, north of Baghdad 29 Feb
a3909 Two by roadside bomb in Zafaraniyeh, southeast Baghdad 29 Feb
a3908 Shop owner by gunfire in Saidiya, southwest Baghdad 29 Feb
a3907 Bodies of two men found in Abu Disheer, south Baghdad 29 Feb
a3906 Bodies of two men found in Rashidiya, northeast Baghdad 29 Feb
a3905 One by roadside bomb in Yusufiya, south of Baghdad 29 Feb
a3902 One by roadside bomb in Hay Al-Turath, southwest Baghdad 29 Feb

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IBC page Name or personal identifier Date
a3908-kr3271 barber shop owner 29 Feb
a3901-dh3410 Ali Umair Zaidan 28 Feb
a3897-df3240 Salah Fakhry Mar'ee 28 Feb
a3894-ef3283 girls of dead couple 28 Feb
a3894-xf3414 mother of dead family 28 Feb
a3894-ve3229 father of dead family 28 Feb
a3891-db3418 Fikrat Sabah 27 Feb
a3856-bv3273 Fawaz Kadhim 24 Feb
a3855-hc3191 Farouk Abdel-Razzaq al-Hamdani 24 Feb
a3847-hu3253 Taha Ibrahim al-Sabawi 24 Feb

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