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 22 June: 63 killed

Mosul and Kirkuk: 26 executed.
Mosul: 3 clerics executed.
Fallujah: 9 in bombardment exchanges; 3 executed.
Baghdad: 12 by gunfire, IEDs; 4 bodies.
Shirqat: 2 (father and son) executed.
Taji: 3 by IED.
Sheikh Saad: 1 body.

Sunday 21 June: 52 killed

Mosul: 25 children recruited by ISIS killed by car bomb.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs, gunfire; 4 bodies.
Fallujah: 9 in indiscriminate bombing.
Qayyarah: 3 executed.
Madain: 3 by gunfire, IED.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.
Baiji: 1 journalist killed by sniper.


Saturday 20 June: 39 killed.

Mosul: 25 executed.
Fallujah: 3 children killed by mortars.
Baiji: 6 killed by helicopter fire.
Yusufiya: 2 by IED.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs.
Tikrit: 1 policeman executed.

JUNE 1-20: 715 civilians killed.

Friday 19 June: 18 killed

Baghdad: 6 by IEDs, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Fallujah: 5 in bombardment exchanges.
Abu Saida: 2 by IED.
Hit: 3 executed.

Thursday 18 June: 18 killed

Fallujah: 9 in bombardment exchanges.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs, gunfire.
Amiriyat al-Fallujah: 4 in mortar attacks.

Wednesday 17 June: 23 killed

Baghdad: 8 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Amiriyat al-Fallujah: 5 by mortars.
Fallujah: 7 in bombardment exchanges.
Mosul: 2 executed.

Tuesday 16 June: 25 killed.

Baghdad: 3 by gunfire, IEDs; 3 bodies.
Mkhisa: 5 by IED.
Amiriyat Al-Fallujah: 3 in bombing.
Fallujah: 4 in bombardment exchanges.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.
Latifiyah: 1 Sahwa member by gunfire.
Taji: 1 by rocket.
Madain: 1 by AED.
Baiji: 1 policeman in clashes.
Kut: 1 body found.