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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

Tuesday 15 April: 26 killed

Falluja: 5 killed by shelling.
Baghdad: 5 by gunfire, IEDs.
Basra: 3 by gunfire.
Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire, 1 body.
Shirqat: 1 body.
Arab Jabour: 3 bodies.
Tikrit: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Ramadi: 1 policeman by suicide bombers.
Baiji: 2 by IED.
Mosul: 2 policemen by IED.
Mussayab: 1 body.

APRIL 1-15 CASUALTIES: 461 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Monday 14 April: 18 killed

Falluja: 3 by shelling.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.
Baghdad: 1 by gunfire, 1 body found.
Abu Ghraib: 2 by AEDs.
Tikrit: 1 policeman by IED.
Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire.
Mosul: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Tel al-Shaeer: 1 Sahwa member in clashes.
Hit: 1 policeman by IED.
Samarra: 1 by gunfire.
Tarmiya: 1 by IED.
Baquba: 1 by gunfire.
Maysan: 1 by gunfire.

APRIL CASUALTIES SO FAR: 435 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Sunday 13 April: 48 killed

Kirkuk: 12 killed by car bomb, suicide bomber.
Mosul: 9 killed by car bomb, gunfire and IEDs.
Falluja: 5 by shelling.
Silja: 4 by IED.
Samarra: 4 policemen by car bomb.
Suleiman Bek: 3 family members by gunfire.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs.
Yathrib: 1 by gunfire.
Shirqat: 1 by IED.
Tikrit: 2 by IED.
Al Fehoud: 1 by gunfire.
Udheim: 1 by gunfire.
Al-Aqwas: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Hilla: 1 body.
Latifiya: 1 body.

APRIL CASUALTIES SO FAR: 417 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Saturday 12 April: 25 killed

Baquba: 5 by car bomb, gunfire.
Mosul: 5 by gunfire, IED.
Ramadi: 3 policemen by gunfire.
Falluja: 4 by shelling.
Tarmiya: 1 policeman by IED.
Al-Hajaj: 1 by gunfire.
Tikrit: 2 by gunfire.
Taza: 1 by gunfire.
Baghdad: 1 policeman by IED.
Sinjar: 1 by gunfire.
Kirkuk: 1 by IED.


APRIL CASUALTIES SO FAR: 369 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Friday 11 April: 10 killed

Falluja: 3 children killed by shelling.
Gatoon: 2 by IED.
Mosul: 1 by IED.
Abu Ghraib: 1 by gunfire.
Al-Arbeed: 1 mukhtar by gunfire.
Baghdad: 1 by gunfire.
Kirkuk: 1 body.

APRIL CASUALTIES SO FAR: 344 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Thursday 10 April: 59 killed

Baghdad: 19 by car bombs, gunfire.
Khalis: 5 by gunfire.
Falluja: 6 by shelling.
Abara: 6 by gunfire.
Sinhar: 6 by gunfire.
Mosul: 5 by gunfire.
Baquba: 1 by gunfire.
Wadi Hajar: 1 by gunfire.
Baiji: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Himreen: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Udheim: 1 by gunfire.
Dowr: 1 policeman beheaded.
Yathrib: 1 farmer by IED.
Hamza: 3 bodies.
Ramadi: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Tal Afar: 1 by gunfire.
Balad: 1 by IED.

APRIL CASUALTIES SO FAR: 334 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Wednesday 9 April: 43 killed

Baghdad: 20 killed by car bombs, mortars, gunfire.
Wasit: 6 by car bombs.
Falluja: 9 by shelling.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.
Ramadi: 1 by shelling.
Mosul: 2 by gunfire, IED.
Hawija: 1 by gunfire.
Samarra: 2 by IED.
Riyadh: 1 Sahwa by gunfire.

APRIL CASUALTIES SO FAR 275 CIVILIANS KILLED.