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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

Sunday 16 April: 69 killed.

Mosul: 42 by coalition air strike; 8 executed.
Hawija: 17 executed.
Baghdad: 2 by gunfire, IED.

Saturday 15 April: 3 killed.

Baghdad: 1 body.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.
Abu Saida: 1 by IED.

April 1-15: 848 civilians killed.

Friday 14 April: 15 killed

Mosul: 10 executed.
Baghdad: 1 by IED; 1 body.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Basra: 1 body.
Maysan: 1 body.

Thursday 13 April: 6 killed

Abu Saida: 2 policemen by gunfire.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.
Baghdad: 1 by AED.
Mosul: 1 by mortar.
Yusufiya: 1 by IED.

Wednesday 12 April: 60 killed

Mosul: 38 killed in booby-trapped houses; 13 by coalition air strikes; 7 by rockets.
Baghdad: 1 by IED.
Madain: 1 by IED.

Tuesday 11 April: 52 killed

Mosul: 7 by shelling; 33 by coalition air strikes; 2 children by gunfire; 4 bodies.
Anah: 6 by coalition air strikes.

Monday 10 April : 26 killed

Mosul: 11 by coalition air strikes; 10 executed; 4 killed in gas attack.
Taji: 1 by IED.