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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

Monday 19 June : 70 killed

Mosul: 35 by airstrikes; 30 by shelling; 2 journalists by IED; 2 family members by gunfire; 1 child through starvation.

Sunday 18 June: 258 killed.

Hawija: 35 executed.
Mosul: 212 by airstrikes in the last two days.
Baghdad: 1 body.
Khalis: 1 body.
Baiji: 1 by rocket.
Qaim: 8 by airstrikes.

Saturday 17 Jun: 15 killed.

Tal Afar: 5 family members by bombing by Shia militia.
Mosul: 5 executed; 2 by sniper.
Shirqat: 2 by IED.
Baghdad: 1 by gunfire.

Friday 16 June: 65 killed

Taji: 59 tortured to death in prison in the last 6 months.
Baghdad: 1 by IED; 1 body.
Hawija: 2 children's bodies.
Sulaimaniyah: 1 body.
Maysan: 1 by gunfire.

Thursday 15 June: 4 killed

Mosul: 1 by gunfire.
Baghdad: 1 by gunfire.
Hawija: 1 executed.
Baquba: 1 by gunfire.

Wednesday 14 June: 76 killed

Mosul: 51 killed by airstrikes; 1 policeman by IED.
Hawija: 5 infants from withholding of food and medicine.
Tal Afar: 19 by airstrikes.

Tuesday 13 June: 38 killed

Mosul: 32 by airstrikes; 5 executed.
Baghdad: 1 body.