Documented civilian deaths from violence

158,559 – 177,219

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

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This data is based on 46,899 database entries from the beginning of the war to 31 Dec 2015, 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 28,142–29,423 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 3435 545 597 646 833 566 515 487 524 12,130
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 4081 1570 3333 1465 1729 1427 1216 20,050
2015 1485 1616 1095 2001 1285 1346 1836 1962 1432 1288 995 1061 17,402
2016 1195 1008 1073 1050 1066               5,392
Incidents Individuals
IBC page Latest incidents analysed Date
a3314 Bodies of four men found near al-Bawa village, Laylan, southeast of Kirkuk 31 Dec 2015
a3313 Shop owner by gunfire in Hay al-Noor, Khan Bani Saad, southwest of Baqubah 31 Dec 2015
a3312 Man by magnetic bomb in Sadr City, east Baghdad 31 Dec 2015
a3311 One by roadside bomb in Hay Al-Jihad, west Baghdad 31 Dec 2015
a3310 Two by roadside bomb in al-Areefiyah, Diyala Bridge, south of Baghdad 31 Dec 2015
a3309 One by roadside bomb in Al-Amin, east Baghdad 31 Dec 2015
d11648 Four by air strike in Hit, Anbar 30 Dec 2015
a3308 Woman by gunfire near al-Tajneed Square, north Baqubah 30 Dec 2015
a3307 30 IS leaders executed in Mosul Woods, north Mosul 30 Dec 2015
a3306 Three Kurds executed in Garage al-Shamal area, east Mosul 30 Dec 2015

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IBC page Name or personal identifier Date
d11648-ks3297 Omar Ayed Jarjis Al Ameri 30 Dec
d11648-nm3370 Saif Hassan Thabit Izz al-Din 30 Dec
d11648-sc3318 Ahmed Nebras Haj Mohammed Al Ameri 30 Dec
d11648-eu3261 Aues Fawzi Fathi 30 Dec
a3296-hr3229 Mutasim Abdul Khaliq Al-Badrani 29 Dec
a3283-eh3209 son of dead man 29 Dec
a3283-df3192 father of dead male 29 Dec
a3286-kn3221 brother of policeman 28 Dec
a3278-vn3263 son of university professor 28 Dec
a3276a-db3402 son of an executed man 28 Dec

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