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 13 April: 14 killed

Baghdad: 5 killed by IEDs.
Erbil: 4 executed.
Taji: 2 by IED.
Wajihiya: 1 medical student by IED.
Baiji: 1 by IED.
Kirkuk: 1 by IED.

Sunday 12 April: 52 killed

Ramadi: 35 executed.
Baghdad: 11 by IEDs, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Baiji: 3 executed.
Abe Sidon: 1 child by IED.

Saturday 11 April: 23 killed.

Baghdad: 7 killed by bombs, gunfire.
Mkeshifah: 10 bodies.
Samarra: 3 bodies.
Diyala: 2 policemen by IED.
Yathrib: 1 in booby-trapped house.

Friday 10 April: 59 killed

Albu Faraj: 25 executed; 5 by car bombs.
Baghdad: 8 by car bomb, suicide bomber.
Falluja: 2 killed in random bombing.
Hamrin: 17 bodies of abductees found.
Yusufiya: 1 by gunfire.
Amara: 1 by gunfire.

Thursday 9 April: 273 killed

Qaim: 240 executed.
Falluja: 14 killed in random bombardment.
Dhuluiya: 4 by gunfire.
Tikrit: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Alexandria: 1 body.
Khalidiya, Habbaniya: 2 in bomb attacks.
Mosul: 11 civilians killed in coalition bombing.

Wednesday 8 April: 85 killed

Qaim: 60 executed.
Hamam al-Alil: 10 doctors executed.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Daquq: 5 bodies.
Zubair: 3 by gunfire.

Tuesday 7 April: 30 killed.

Baghdad: 6 by gunfire, IEDs; 1 body.
Adheim: 7 killed in clashes.
Tarmiya: 3 bodies.
Falluja: 2 in random bombing.
Tuz : 2 by gunfire.
Muqdadiya: 2 by gunfire,IED.
Tikrit: 1 by IED.
Mosul: 1 doctor executed.
Al-Hashimiyat: 1 body.
Nineveh: 4 executed.