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

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.

Monday 28 September: 46 killed

Kubaisah: 15 in air strikes and artillery fire.
Baghdad: 16 by IEDs; 3 bodies.
Khaldiyah: 1 teenager by mortars; 6 bodies.
Basra: 3 killed in clashes.
Qara Tepe: 1 professor by gunfire.
Whelan: 1 body.

Sunday 27 September: 42 killed

Baghdad: 4 by gunfire, IEDs; 3 bodies.
Karma: 10 executed.
Heet: 4 killed in air strikes.
Ramadi: 4 in air strikes.
Daquq: 8 in air strikes.
Mosul: 3 in coalition air strikes.
Anbar: 2 executed.
Shirqat: 2 executed.
Maysan: 1 in clashes.
Rwhith: 1 by gunfire.

Saturday 26 September: 12 killed.

Tal Afar: 5 women executed.
Qayyarah: 2 lawyers executed.
Kirkuk: 2 bodies.
Baghdad: 1 by IED; 1 body.
Taji: 1 policeman by gunfire.

Friday 25 September: 19 killed.

Baghdad: 5 by IEDs.
Mosul: 6 executed.
Latifiyah: 2 by IED.
Shirqat: 2 executed.
Amiriyah Fallujah: 1 child by mortars.
Kirkuk: 2 bodies.
Tikrit: 1 woman by IED.