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Iraq Body Count (IBC) is an analytical project, not a news portal. Our procedure is to collect and reconcile every available, distinct report about each incident. For larger events, stories may run into the dozens and continue to emerge for days or weeks. This, and the inexorable rise in daily violent incidents, means that there is a considerable gap between the initial reporting of events and their first appearance in the IBC database.

However, we obtain an early impression of events within about 48 hours of first reports. This page provides our news gatherer's account of such recent events, but please keep in mind that these are not our final database entries. Rather, they should be considered an early update on civilian casualties.

Recent Events

Thursday 23 March: 354 killed

Mosul: 230 by coalition air strikes; 108 in booby-trapped houses; 3 by mortar shelling; 1 by rocket; 3 women executed; 1 by IED.
Hawija: 5 by IED.
Sinjar: 1 journalist in clashes.
Baghdad: 1 by gunfire.

Wednesday 22 March: 27 killed

Mosul: 19 by shelling.
Ramadi: 6 by government air strikes.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs.

Tuesday 21 March: 48 killed

Mosul: 31 by coalition air strikes; 8 by shelling; 3 bodies.
Hamrin: 5 by IED.
Baghdad: 1 by IED.

Monday 20 March : 65 killed

Mosul: 17 by coalition air strikes; 15 by government shelling; 1 by ISIS shelling; 2 by gunfire; 4 executed.
Baghdad: 23 by suicide car bomber; 1 body; 2 by IEDs.

Sunday 19 March: 1 killed.

Baghdad: 1 body.

Saturday 18 March: 85 killed.

Mosul: 30 killed by government shelling; 24 found in mass grave; 24 by air strikes.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
Baquba: 2 by IED.
Nasiriyah: 1 body.

Friday 17 March: 55 killed

Mosul: 40 by coalition air strikes; 8 by IEDs.
Baghdad: 7 by gunfire, IED.