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

Tuesday 17 January: 44 killed

Mosul: 12 by car bombs; 6 by coalition air strikes; 3 by gunfire.
Tal Kaif: 10 by car bombs.
Baghdad: 10 by car bombs, IED.
Hawija: 2 by IED.
Basra: 1 body.

Monday 16 January : 4 killed

Baghdad: 3 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.

Sunday 15 January: 32 killed.

Mosul: 30 by air strikes and shelling.
Baghdad: 1 by gunfire.
Tarmiya: 1 by IED.

Saturday 14 January: 30 killed.

Baghdad: 7 by car bomb, IED; 1 body.
Qandil mountains: 4 executed.
Khalis: 3 by car bomb.
Anbar: 2 policemen executed.
Mosul: 12 by air strikes, IED.

Friday 13 January: 8 killed

Hawija: 5 (mother and 4 children) burnt alive for trying to escape the city.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Baghdad: 1 by IED.
Anbar: 1 policeman in armed attack.

Thursday 12 January: 55 killed

Mosul: 25 killed by coalition air strikes; 19 by ISIS shelling.
Tikrit: 4 (father and children) by IED.
Qaim: 4 by government air strikes.
Canaan: 2 by IED.
Baghdad: 1 by IED.

Wednesday 11 January: 25 killed.

Mosul: 17 by shelling; 1 teenager executed.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Yusufiya: 1 body.