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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

Sunday 20 April: 30 killed

Baghdad: 10 by car bombs, gunfire.
Samawah: 5 by car bombs.
Asriya: 3 by car bomb.
Al-Rashed: 3 by IED.
Hamam al-Alil: 2 policemen by gunfire.
Heet: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Falluja: 1 by shelling.
Ramadi: 1 by shelling.
Taji: 1 by gunfire.
Wadi Hajar: 2 policemen by IED.
Baiji: 1 body.

APRIL CASUALTIES SO FAR: 645 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Saturday 19 April: 40 killed

Baghdad: 3 killed by bombs, 3 bodies.
Ramadi: 8 by shelling, 3 Sahwa members in clashes.
Falluja: 1 by shelling.
Karma: 4 by shelling.
Tikrit: 5 by gunfire.
Basra: 2 bodies.
Baquba: 1 body.
Mosul: 5 by gunfire, IED.
Nasiriya: 5 family members by gunfire.

APRIL CASUALTIES SO FAR: 615 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Friday 18 April: 26 killed

Baiji: 8 more die of smoke inhalation, after bombing of oil pipeline.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs.
Ramadi: 3 by gunfire.
Al-Hay: 1 body.
Khalidiya: 3 by mortars.
Falluja: 1 by mortars.
Rashad: 1 by gunfire.
Zamar: 1 by gunfire.
Mussayab: 1 body.
Baquba: 2 women by mortars.

APRIL CASUALTIES SO FAR: 575 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Thursday 17 April: 47 killed

Baghdad: 13 by car bombs, gunfire, 4 bodies.
Balad Ruz: 3 by suicide bombers.
Mussayab: 6 bodies in river.
Kirkuk: 3 by IEDs.
Falluja: 4 by shelling.
Mosul: 2 by gunfire.
Rabia: 1 by gunfire.
Baiji: 5 by smoke inhalation, after attack on pipeline.
Al-Mukhisa: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Riyadh: 3 bodies in river.
Qaratapa: 2 by mortars.

APRIL CASUALTIES SO FAR: 549 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Wednesday 16 April: 41 killed

Falluja: 16 by shelling.
Baghdad: 9 by car bombs, gunfire.
Ramadi: 6 by suicide car bombers, gunfire.
Tikrit: 3 by gunfire.
Shirqat: 2 bodies.
Mosul: 2 policemen by gunfire.
Kirkuk: 2 by IEDs.
Jurf al-Sakhar: 1 policeman in clashes.

APRIL CASUALTIES SO FAR: 502 CIVILIANS KILLED.

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.