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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

Wednesday 25 February: 34 killed

Mosul: 14 in coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 10 by car bomb, IEDs, rockets; 2 bodies.
Taji: 1 by mortars.
Yusufiya: 3 by IED.
Falluja: 3 by artillery fire.
Abu Taba: 1 by gunfire.

Tuesday 24 February: 64 killed

Baghdad: 37 killed in multiple bomb explosions; 1 body.
Garma: 13 by Iraqi air force strikes.
Amerli: 8 by IEDs.
Mosul: 3 lawyers executed.
Tuz Khurmato: 2 by IED.

Monday 23 February: 10 killed

Baghdad: 3 by gunfire, IED; 3 bodies.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED at market.
Sidon: 1 elderly man by IED in trash container.
Mkeshifah: 1 in clashes.

Sunday 22 February: 40 killed

Baghdad: 8 by bombs, gunfire; 4 bodies.
Tikrit: 8 by suicide car bomber.
Yusufiya: 2 by IED.
Baquba: 5 by bombs.
Mandali: 5 by gunfire.
Albu Ajeel: 5 in air raid.
Maysan: 1 body.
Kirkuk: 1 by AED.
Muqdadiya: 1 executed.

Saturday 21 February: 67 killed.

Hit: 30 executed, burnt.
Albu Ajeel: 7 executed.
Shirqat: 4 executed.
Baiji: 1 old woman executed.
Mosul: 2 young men executed.
Baghdad: 1 by gunfire.
Ishaqi: 1 by IED.

Video shows 21 Kurdish men burnt in cages.

Friday 20 February: 6 killed

Baghdad: 2 bodies.
Falluja: 2 killed in mortar fire exchange.
Ramadi: 1 by mortars.
Baquba: 1 by AED.

Feb 1-20: 958 civilians killed.

Thursday 19 February: 95 killed

Baghdadi: 79 executed.
Mosul: 6 executed.
Baghdad: 7 killed by IEDs, mortars.
Falluja: 2 in mortar exchange fire.
Tuz Khurmato: 1 by gunfire.