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

Saturday 15 October: 74 killed.

Baghdad: 39 by suicide bombers, IEDs; 2 bodies.
Mosul: 14 executed.
Shirqat: 13 by gunfire, mortars.
Ishaq: 4 family members by suicide bombers.
Ramadi: 1 by grenade.
Yusufiya: 1 policeman by IED.

Friday 14 October: 71 killed.

Mosul: 58 executed.
Baghdad: 6 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
Yusufiya: 2 by IED.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.
Tarmiya: 1 Sahwa by gunfire.

Thursday 13 October: 30 killed

Mosul: 9 by coalition air strike; 7 executed.
Riyadh: 5 executed.
Baghdad: 7 by IEDs, gunfire.
Nahrawan: 1 body.
Grarh: 1 body.

Wednesday 12 October: 15 killed.

Hawija: 8 by IED.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.
Taji: 1 body.

Tuesday 11 October: 26 killed

Baghdad: 6 by IEDs.
Hawija: 1 child by IED; 5 die due to lack of medicine.
Mosul: 5 executed.
Tilkaif: 6 children recruited by IS killed in coalition air strike.
Canaan: 3 by IED.

Monday 10 October : 20 killed

Baghdad: 6 by IEDS; 4 bodies.
Hit: 5 executed.
Mosul: 2 executed.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Nahrawan: 1 body.

Sunday 9 October: 48 killed.

Baghdad: 18 by suicide bomber, IEDs, gunfire; 4 bodies.
Udhaim: 6 by suicide car bomber.
Mosul: 8 youths executed.
Fadiliyah: 3 family members by Turkish artillery.
Hawija: 3 executed; 1 by IED.
Qayyarah: 1 by mortars.
Tarmiya: 1 by gunfire.
Dar al Sultan: 1 by IED.
Taji: 1 by IED.
Abu Ghraib: 1 by IED.