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

Tuesday 16 August: 14 killed

Baghdad: 7 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Madain: 4 by IED, hand grenade.
Rutba-Trebil: 1 in mortar attack.
Qaim: 1 policeman by gunfire.

Monday 15 August : 65 killed

Mosul: 17 by coalition air strikes.
Hawija: 25 executed.
Dibs: 5 by IED.
Shirqat: 5 by IED.
Baghdad: 7 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Tarmiya: 2 by IED, gunfire.
Mahmudiya: 1 body.
Kippah: 1 by gunfire.
Yusufiya: 1 by IED.

August 1-15: 635 civilians killed.

Sunday 14 August: 90 killed.

Hamam al-Alil: 60 in mass execution.
Mosul: 21 executed by shooting, beheading, burning, immersion in tar; 1 cameraman by mortars.
Baghdad: 6 by iEDs.
Kippah: 1 policeman by IED.
Ghazlani: 1 executed.

Saturday 13 August: 13 killed.

Baghdad: 5 by IEDs.
Baquba: 2 by gunfire.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Ramadi: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Dohuk: 1 journalist by gunfire.
Yusufiya: 1 Sahwa member by AED.
Arbil: 1 body.

Friday 12 August: 12 killed.

Baghdad: 4 by gunfire, IED.
Tarmiya: 1 by IED.
Ninewa: 1 executed on charges of homosexuality.
Zagnah: 1 policeman by gunfire.
5 executed for smuggling people out of IS controlled territory.

Thursday 11 August: 14 killed

Baghdad: 5 by gunfire, IED; 3 bodies.
Madain: 3 by IED.
Samawah: 2 by suicide bomber.
Baquba: 1 body.

Wednesday 10 August: 35 killed

Hawija: 20 executed.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Latifiya: 4 by suicide bomber.
Khalis: 2 by gunfire.
Hit: 1 child by mortars.
Ghazlani: 1 stabbed.