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

Friday 23 September: 18 killed.

Baghdad: 9 by IEDs, gunfire.
Hawija: 3 executed.
Abu Ghraib: 2 by mortars.
Hit: 1 by mortars.
Nahrawan: 2 by IED.
Abu Saida: 1 by gunfire.

Thursday 22 September: 15 killed

Baghdad: 7 by IEDs; 1 body.
Mosul: 6 executed.
Abu Saida: 1 in clashes.

Wednesday 21 September: 14 killed.

Baghdad: 7 by IEDs, gunfire; 3 bodies.
Mosul: 3 executed.
Abu Ghraib: 1 by IED.

Tuesday 20 September: 21 killed

Mosul: 11 executed.
Baaj: 4 executed.
Baghdad: 4 by IEDs, gunfire.
Taji: 1 body.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.

Monday 19 September : 27 killed

Baghdad: 7 by gunfire, IEDs; 2 bodies.
Qayyarah: 6 executed.
Warka desert: 1 body.
Hawija: 1 by IED.
Hit: 1 by mortars.
Sikanaan: 1 body.
Yusufiya: 2 by IED.
Madain: 3 by IED.
Baquba: 2 by IED.
Abu Ghraib: 1 by IED.

Sunday 18 September: 11 killed.

Baghdad: 3 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
West Anbar: 4 executed.
Latifiya: 1 by IED.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.

Saturday 17 September: 13 killed.

Baghdad: 9 by IEDs, gunfire.
Bour: 1 by gunfire.
Kirkuk: 2 children by gunfire, IED.
Dibs: 1 body.