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

Saturday 1 August: 20 killed.

Baghdad: 7 by gunfire, IEDs; 2 bodies.
Tarmiya: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Zergele: 10 killed in Turkish air strikes.

Friday 31 July: 60 killed.

Anbar: 46 killed in air strikes by coalition or Iraqi forces.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs, stabbing; 2 bodies.
Mosul: 2 executed.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Yusufiya: 1 policeman by IED.
Rabia: 1 executed.
Basra: 1 body.

Thursday 30 July: 39 killed

Mosul: 30 executed found in mass grave; 1 electoral employee executed.
Baghdad: 4 by IEDs.
Fallujah: 1 executed.
Karma: 1 executed.
Tarmiya: 1 by IED.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.

Wednesday 29 July: 21 killed

Baghdad: 3 by IEDs; 3 bodies.
Mosul: 2 executed.
Salahuddin: 3 executed.
Basra: 1 teacher by gunfire.
Dhi Qar: 2 policemen by gunfire.
Mahmudiya: 3 by IED, gunfire.
Rutba: 4 by coalition air strikes.

Tuesday 28 July: 17 killed.

Baghdad: 5 by IEDs, gunfire; 4 bodies.
Zab: 6 executed.
Hawija: 1 executed.
Balkana: 1 policeman by IED.

Monday 27 July: 142 killed

Mosul: 120 executed.
Baghdad: 9 by IEDs, gunfire.
Abu Saida: 6 by IEDs.
Taji: 3 bodies.
Hamam al-Alil: 3 executed.
Muqdadiya: 1 imam executed.

Sunday 26 July: 24 killed

Baghdad: 4 by IEDs; 5 bodies.
Shirqat: 7 executed.
Mosul: 3 executed.
Hawija: 2 executed.
Fallujah: 2 women killed.
Madain: 1 by IED.