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 18 September: 11 killed.

Baghdad: 3 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
West Anbar: 4 executed.
Latifiya: 1 by IED.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.

Saturday 17 September: 13 killed.

Baghdad: 9 by IEDs, gunfire.
Bour: 1 by gunfire.
Kirkuk: 2 children by gunfire, IED.
Dibs: 1 body.

Friday 16 September: 27 killed.

Matbija: 4 executed.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs; 1 body.
Kilo: 2 bodies.
Nasiriyah: 2 by gunfire.
Hawija: 1 executed.
Abu Ghraib: 1 by IED.
Fallujah: 1 by IED.
Yusufiya: 1 by IED.
Qaim: 5 by coalition air strikes.
Rawa: 4 by coalition air strikes.
Telul al-Baj: 2 by coalition air strikes.
Haditha: 1 by coalition air strikes.

Thursday 15 September: 12 killed

Baghdad: 6 by IEDs; 3 bodies.
Shirqat: 1 woman by gunfire.
Nasaf: 1 shepherd by IED.
Diwaniya: 1 body.

Wednesday 14 September: 23 killed.

Baghdad: 13 by gunfire, IEDs.
Whelan: 7 bodies.
Tarmiya: 2 by IED.
Madain: 1 by IED.

Tuesday 13 September: 24 killed

Shirqat: 12 by IED, poisoning.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs.
Mosul: 2 executed.
Barwana: 1 by gunfire.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.
Abu Ghraib: 1 by IED.
Albu Alwan: 1 child by IED.

Monday 12 September : 19 killed

Hawija: 9 by IED.
Baghdad: 4 by IEDs, hand grenade; 2 bodies.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.
Nahrawan: 2 by IED.
Madain: 1 by IED.