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.
Saturday 18 February: 55 killed.
Mosul: 12 by rockets and drone attacks; 18 by coalition air strikes; 15 executed; 4 children died of starvation.
Khalis: 2 by IED.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.
Baghdad: 1 by IED; 1 body.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Friday 17 February: 24 killed
Hawija: 20 killed by coalition air strikes.
Mosul: 4 by Katyusha rockets.
Thursday 16 February: 66 killed
Baghdad: 63 by car bomb and other attacks.
Mosul: 2 children by Katyusha rockets.
Taza Bashir: 1 by IED.
Wednesday 15 February: 45 killed.
Baghdad: 15 by suicide car bomber; 2 bodies.
Mosul: 13 executed; 3 killed in air strike.
Hawija: 8 executed.
Abu Saida: 2 by gunfire.
Basra: 2 in clashes.
Tuesday 14 February: 16 killed
Mosul: 11 by rockets, mortars.
Baghdad: 4 by IED.
Tuz-Daquq road: 1 by gunfire.
Monday 13 February : 43 killed
Mosul: 13 executed; 12 killed by suicide bombers; 4 by shelling; 4 in air strikes.
Kirkuk: 4 bodies; 1 by stabbing.
Abu Saida: 3 in clashes.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs.
Sunday 12 February: 32 killed.
Mosul: 14 killed in air strikes; 3 executed; 8 killed by bombs.
Baghdad: 3 by IEDs.
Abu Saida: 3 by gunfire.
Canaan: 1 by gunfire.