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 5 October: 118 killed

Khalis: 40 by car bomb.
Hawija: 27 executed.
Baghdad: 17 by car bomb, IED, gunfire; 1 body.
Zubair: 10 by car bomb.
Mosul: 19 women executed.
Abu Said: 3 women in clashes.
Yusufiya: 1 by IED.

Sunday 4 October: 30 killed

Baghdad: 8 by IEDs, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Samarra: 9 executed.
Kirkuk: 4 killed by sniper while trying to flee.
Mosul: 3 executed.
Muqdadiya: 2 by IED.
Taji: 1 body.
Kut: 1 body.

Saturday 3 October: 47 killed.

Baghdad: 29 by suicide bombers, IEDs.
Ramadi: 15 executed.
Shirqat: 1 executed.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.
Hawija: 1 by IED.

Friday 2 October: 27 killed.

Mosul: 8 executed; 1 woman killed in coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 4 by IEDs; 1 body.
Shirqat: 5 executed.
Qayyarah: 2 executed.
Madain: 2 by gunfire.
Yusufiya: 2 by IED.
Sulaimaniya: 1 by gunfire.
Kirkuk: 1 by IED.

Thursday 1 October: 18 killed

Baghdad: 5 by gunfire, IEDs; 1 body.
Hawija: 3 executed.
Taji: 5 by IED.
Shirqat: 2 by gunfire.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.
Yusufiya: 1 policeman by IED.

Wednesday 30 September: 109 killed

Mosul: 29 killed in coalition air strikes; 15 executed.
Baaj: 41 executed.
Erbil: 7 executed.
Baghdad: 9 by gunfire, IEDs; 1 body.
Kirkuk: 3 executed.
Khaldiyah: 1 policeman by mortars.
Latifiya: 1 by gunfire.
Hibhib: 2 by AED.


Tuesday 29 September: 48 killed

Mosul: 16 by coalition air strikes.
Rashad: 7 family members by coalition air strikes.
Awinat: 7 family members by IED.
Tarmiya: 3 by suicide bomber at checkpoint.
Khaldiyah: 5 policemen in clashes.
Taji: 2 by IED.
Baghdad: 1 by gunfire; 2 bodies.
Sabaa al-Bour: 3 by IED.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.