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

Saturday 22 August: 23 killed.

Baghdad: 6 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
Hamam Al-Alil: 9 family members in coalition air strike.
Ramadi: 3 policemen by rockets and mortars.
Tuz: 2 by gunfire.
Mosul: 1 engineer executed.

Friday 21 August: 41 killed.

Mosul: 20 executed.
Sinjar: 15 children executed.
Baghdad: 4 by IEDs.
Yusufiya: 1 by IED.
Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire.

Thursday 20 August: 31 killed

Mosul: 18 killed in coalition air strikes; 2 university employees executed.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs; 1 body.
Khalis: 2 by IED.
Tel Msheed: 2 policemen by rocket.
Basmaja: 2 by IED.
Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire.
Qayyarah: 1 imam executed.

Wednesday 19 August: 29 killed

South of Kirkuk: 12 executed.
Tuz: 5 family members by IED.
Mosul: 3 women executed.
Khaldiya: 3 by shelling.
Maysan: 2 in clashes.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs; 1 body.


Tuesday 18 August: 19 killed

Mosul: 5 women executed.
Baghdad: 3 by IEDs.
Abu Falis: 2 policemen by gunfire.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED
Rawa: 2 executed.
Anbar: 2 executed.
Bani Saad: 1 by IED.
Taji: 1 engineer by gunfire.
Daquq: 1 by missiles.

Monday 17 August: 35 killed

Baghdad: 7 by IEDs; 1 body.
Ramadi: 8 by helicopter fire.
Rutba: 4 in air strike.
Baiji: 4 policemen by gunfire.
Latifiya: 7 by motorcycle bomb, gunfire.
Muqdadiya: 1 by gunfire.
Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire.
Khan Bani Saad: 2 bodies.

Sunday 16 August: 31 killed

Baghdad: 9 by car bomb, IEDs; 1 body.
Mosul: 7 executed.
Hawija: 7 executed.
Basra: 2 by gunfire.
Arab Jabour: 2 by mortars.
Baquba: 1 farmer by IED.
Muqdadiya: 1 by IED.
Albu Alwan: 1 by gunfire.