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 2 July: 43 killed

Mosul: 22 killed in coalition air strikes.
Fallujah: 13 in bombardment exchanges.
Baghdad: 3 by IEDs; 3 bodies.
Taji: 1 policeman by IED.
Madain: 1 Sahwa member by IED.

Wednesday 1 July: 45 killed

Baghdad: 5 by IED, gunfire; 3 bodies.
Badush: 22 executed.
Sheikh Masoud: 10 in clashes.
Ramadi: 2 in coalition air strikes.
Yusufiya: 1 by IED.
Tuz: 1 body.
Mosul: 1 man executed.


Tuesday 30 June: 33 killed.

Baghdad: 3 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
Qaim: 7 executed.
South of Samarra: 7 by IED.
Fallujah: 7 by bombardment exchanges.
Basra: 3 bodies.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.


JUNE TOTAL: 1,154 civilians killed.

Monday 29 June: 35 killed

Baghdad: 7 by IEDs, gunfire; 3 bodies.
Haditha: 5 Sahwa members killed in clashes.
Fallujah: 9 in bombardment exchanges.
Madain: 1 body.
Mahmudiya: 1 body.
Tarmiya: 6 by gunfire.
Baquba: 2 policemen by IED.
North Babylon: 1 body.

Sunday 28 June: 22 killed

Fallujah: 10 in Iraqi Army air strikes.
Hit: 3 in Iraq Army air strikes.
Baghdad: 7 by IEDs.
Dhuluiya: 1 by IED.
Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire.

Saturday 27 June: 35 killed.

Baghdad: 12 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
Fallujah: 8 in bombardment exchanges; 4 executed.
Tuz Khurmato: 3 by IED.
Ramadi: 2 executed.
Amiriyat al-Fallujah: 3 by rockets and mortars.
Mosul: 1 old woman burnt to death.

Friday 26 June: 47 killed

Qayyarah: 17 in coalition air strikes.
Mosul: 10 policemen executed.
Fallujah: 8 in bombardment exchanges.
Baghdad: 6 by IEDs.
Basra: 3 by gunfire.
Tuz: 3 by IED.