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.
Sunday 23 April: 98 killed.
Mosul: 90 in clashes between government forces and ISIS fighters; 7 by mortars.
Khan Bani Saad: 1 by IED.
Saturday 22 April: 62 killed.
Mosul: 57 executed; 4 by car bomb.
Baghdad: 1 body.
Friday 21 April: 17 killed
Mosul: 17 killed by air strikes and artillery fire.
Thursday 20 April: 5 killed
Ramadi: 2 children by IED.
Mosul: 1 child by mortar shell.
Baghdad: 1 by IED; 1 body.
Wednesday 19 April: 68 killed
Mosul: 60 killed by air strikes; 1 by mortars; 5 children starve to death.
Baghdad: 1 body.
Karbala: 1 body.
Tuesday 18 April: 57 killed
Mosul: 30 by coalition air strikes; 16 by suicide car bomber.
Tikki Jabari: 5 bodies.
Basra: 2 by gunfire.
Hit: 1 policeman by suicide bomber.
Ramadi: 1 policeman by IED.
Baghdadi: 1 policeman by suicide bomber.
Baghdad: 1 by IED.
Monday 17 April : 75 killed
Mosul: 57 by coalition air strikes; 12 policemen by gunfire.
Baghdad: 1 by gunfire; 1 body.
Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire; 1 body.
Maysan: 1 by gunfire.
Karbala: 1 policeman by gunfire.