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

Monday 20 April: 13 killed

Baiji: 7 executed.
Baghdad: 1 by IED; 2 bodies.
Baquba: 1 body.
Tarmiya: 1 policeman by IED.
Alny Khayal: 1 by IED.

APRIL 1-20: 1,245 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Sunday 19 April: 46 killed

Baghdad: 10 by IEDs, mortars; 5 bodies.
Zab: 24 executed.
Sabaa al-Bour: 3 by mortars.
Taji: 2 by IED.
Qara Tapa: 1 child by mortars.
Kirkuk: 1 body.

Saturday 18 April: 25 killed.

Baghdad: 9 killed by IEDs.
Shirqat: 3 executed.
Diyala: 4 policemen by IED.
Al-Atshana: 2 bodyguards by IED.
South of Kirkuk: 4 killed in clashes.
Wajihiyah: 1 body.
Buhriz: 1 by IED.
Canaan: 1 by gunfire.

Friday 17 April: 371 killed

Mosul: 300 former security forces executed in the last few days.
Baghdad: 36 killed by bombs; 1 body.
Baiji: 16 in booby-trapped house.
Falluja: 3 executed.
Erbil: 5 by suicide car bomber.
Hamreen mountains: 9 bodyguards by gunfire.
Basra: 1 tribal leader by gunfire.

Thursday 16 April: 21 killed

Baghdad: 5 by IEDs.
Muqdadiya: 4 by gunfire.
Ramadi: 4 in clashes.
Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire; 2 bodies.
Mosul: 2 brothers executed.
Falluja: 2 in bombardment exchanges.
Amiriyat Falluja: 1 by mortars.


Wednesday 15 April: 32 killed

Albu Ghanim: 13 executed.
Ramadi: 7 killed by gunfire, car bomb.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
Baquba: 1 by gunfire.
Tarmiya: 1 by gunfire.
Dujail: 2 in clashes.
Baiji: 1 by gunfire.

Tuesday 14 April: 34 killed.

Baghdad: 21 by car bombs, gunfire; 1 body.
Falluja: 6 killed in bombardment exchanges.
Tikrit: 4 in boob-trapped house.
Baquba: 1 Sahwa member by gunfire.
Hibhib: 1 by gunfire.