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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

Thursday 16 March: 83 killed

Mosul: 17 executed; 44 killed in clashes between ISIS fighters and government forces; 14 in coalition air strikes; 4 children starved to death.
Baghdad: 3 by IEDs; 1 body.

Wednesday 15 March: 23 killed.

Tikrit: 10 by car bomb.
Baghdad: 2 by gunfire.
Kirkuk: 9 executed.
Muqdadiya: 1 by IED.
Hibhib: 1 by gunfire.

Tuesday 14 March: 39 killed

Mosul: 29 by coalition air strikes; 3 imams executed.
Anbar: 2 executed.
Baghdad: 1 by IED; 1 body.
Shingal: 1 woman in clashes.
Baquba: 1 woman by mortars.
Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire.

Monday 13 March : 49 killed

Mosul: 25 killed by air strikes and shelling; 16 executed.
Hawija: 3 executed.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs.
Hilla: 1 in clashes.
Hamam al-Alil: 1 by IED.

Sunday 12 March: 35 killed.

Mosul: 11 in coalition air strikes; 20 found in mass grave.
Baghdad: 2 by AED, mortar.
Hilla: 1 body.
Madain: 1 by IED.

Saturday 11 March: 2 killed.

Baghdad: 1 body.
Hawija: 1 executed.

Friday 10 March: 43 killed

Mosul: 19 family members by government air strike; 18 by rockets.
Baghdad: 2 by IED; 1 body.
Muthanna: 2 in clashes.
Kirkuk: 1 child by gunfire.