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 20 October: 86 killed

Hamam al-Alil: 36 members of five families executed; 16 young men executed.
Mosul: 23 executed.
Baghdad: 5 killed by IEDs; 4 bodies.
Madain: 2 by IED.

Wednesday 19 October: 13 killed.

Baghdad: 8 killed by IEDs; 5 bodies.

Tuesday 18 October: 45 killed

Hamam al-Alil: 40 executed.
Baghdad: 5 killed by IEDs.

Monday 17 October : 16 killed

Yusufiya: 5 by suicide car bomber.
Zammar: 5 by rockets.
Mosul: 2 children by IEDs.
Duhok: 2 executed.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.
Baghdad: 1 body.

Sunday 16 October: 13 killed.

Hawija: 5 by IED.
Baghdad: 4 by suicide bomber.
Baquba: 2 by gunfire.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.
Kirkuk: 1 stabbed.

Saturday 15 October: 74 killed.

Baghdad: 39 by suicide bombers, IEDs; 2 bodies.
Mosul: 14 executed.
Shirqat: 13 by gunfire, mortars.
Ishaq: 4 family members by suicide bombers.
Ramadi: 1 by grenade.
Yusufiya: 1 policeman by IED.

Friday 14 October: 71 killed.

Mosul: 58 executed.
Baghdad: 6 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
Yusufiya: 2 by IED.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.
Tarmiya: 1 Sahwa by gunfire.