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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

Wednesday 4 March: 5 killed

Baquba: 2 by IED, gunfire.
Samarra: 2 by gunfire.
Baghdad: 1 body.

Tuesday 3 March: 53 killed.

Al-Baghdadi: 32 executed; 3 killed in shelling.
Baghdad: 6 by IEDs; 1 body.
Dujail: 4 in clashes.
Baquba: 4 by IEDs.
Samarra: 1 body.
Albu Talha: 1 in clashes.
Ninewa: 1 executed.

Monday 2 March: 75 killed

Sinjar: 52 found in mass graves.
Baghdad: 8 by IEDs, gunfire.
Yusufiya: 3 bodies.
Tikrit: 4 executed.
Shirqat: 7 executed.
Sheikh Mohamed: 1 by car bomb.

Sunday 1 March: 14 killed

Baghdad: 6 by IEDs, gunfire; 5 bodies.
Al-Baghdadi: 2 children by mortars.
Taji: 1 child by IED.

Saturday 28 February: 89 killed.

Baghdad: 17 by IEDs, mortars, gunfire.
Balad Ruz: 14 by IEDs.
Samarra: 14 by suicide car bombers.
Mosul: 14 executed; 17 killed in coalition air strikes.
Falluja: 3 in exchanges of mortar fire.
Garma: 4 in exchanges of mortar fire.
Shamiya: 1 in exchanges of mortar fire.
Ishaqi: 2 by sniper.
Baghdad: 3 by mortars, suicide bomber.


FEBRUARY TOTAL: 1,472 CIVILIANS KILLED

693 IN ISIS EXECUTIONS
82 IN COALITION AIR STRIKES

56 BY THE IRAQI ARMY
641 BY UNKNOWN PERPS

Friday 27 February: 45 killed

Baghdad: 12 killed by rockets, IEDs, gunfire; 6 bodies.
Yusufiya: 6 by IED.
Baghdadi: 4 by gunfire.
Tikrit: 4 executed.
Mosul: 5 executed.
Samarra-Baghdad road: 2 by sniper.
Dujail: 1 child by sniper.
Khalis: 1 by gunfire.
Baquba: 3 by mortars, IED.
Abu Saida: 1 by gunfire.

Thursday 26 February: 165 killed

North of Tikrit: 100 bodies found in two mass graves.
Baghdad: 26 executed.
Baghdad: 4 by IEDs; 4 bodies.
Mahmudiya: 3 by car bomb.
Sidon: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Qaim: 9 in coalition air strikes.
Rutba: 11 in coalition air strikes.
Falluja: 7 in coalition air strikes.