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

Friday 20 January: 6 killed

Mosul: 2 by air strike.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs.
Ramadi: 1 by IED.
Fallujah: 1 child by IED.

Thursday 19 January: 140 killed

Mosul: 32 by IEDs; 36 executed; 48 by coalition air strikes.
Hamreen mountains: 7 by IED.
Kirkuk: 5 executed; 1 body.
Whelan: 6 bodies.
Abu Saida: 2 by gunfire.
Yusufiya: 1 by IED.
Baghdad: 1 body.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.

Wednesday 18 January: 11 killed.

Mosul: 8 by coalition air strike.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Taji: 1 by IED.

Tuesday 17 January: 44 killed

Mosul: 12 by car bombs; 6 by coalition air strikes; 3 by gunfire.
Tal Kaif: 10 by car bombs.
Baghdad: 10 by car bombs, IED.
Hawija: 2 by IED.
Basra: 1 body.

Monday 16 January : 4 killed

Baghdad: 3 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.

Sunday 15 January: 32 killed.

Mosul: 30 by air strikes and shelling.
Baghdad: 1 by gunfire.
Tarmiya: 1 by IED.

Saturday 14 January: 30 killed.

Baghdad: 7 by car bomb, IED; 1 body.
Qandil mountains: 4 executed.
Khalis: 3 by car bomb.
Anbar: 2 policemen executed.
Mosul: 12 by air strikes, IED.