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 22 July: 9 killed.

Baghdad: 6 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Kirkuk: 1 executed.

Thursday 21 July: 13 killed

Baghdad: 7 by IEDs, gunfire.
Shirqat: 4 die of hunger as they flee violence.
Latifiya: 1 by IED.
Tarmiya: 1 policeman by IED.

Wednesday 20 July: 11 killed

Baghdad: 4 by IEDs; 1 body.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Bour: 2 by IED.
Baiji: 2 children die of thirst as families try to flee violence.

Tuesday 19 July: 48 killed

Jadha: 33 executed.
Baghdad: 7 by IEDs; 1 body.
Mosul: 3 executed.
Shirqat: 2 by gunfire; 1 by coalition air strikes.
Madain: 1 by IED.

Monday 18 July : 15 killed

Baghdad: 6 by IEDs; 1 body.
Makhmour: 3 starve to death fleeing violence.
Tarmiya: 2 by IED.
Yusufiya: 1 by IED.
Amarah: 1 by gunfire.
Canaan: 1 by gunfire.

Sunday 17 July: 18 killed.

Baghdad: 11 by IEDS, gunfire.
Yusufiya: 1 policeman by IED.
Baquba: 2 by IED.
Muqdadiya: 1 by gunfire.
Shirqat: 1 dies of thirst trying to flee.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Khalis: 1 by AED.

Saturday 16 July: 8 killed.

Baghdad: 2 by IED, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Taji: 3 by IED.
Bour: 1 by IED.