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 25 April : 64 killed

Mosul: 35 executed.
Baghdad: 17 by suicide bomber, IEDs; 2 bodies.
Fallujah: 6 by shelling.
Tuz Khurmato: 1 by artillery fire.
Heramch: 1 by gunfire.
Tarmiya: 2 by IED.

Sunday 24 April: 20 killed.

Shirqat: 6 executed.
Mosul: 4 executed.
Qayyarah: 3 executed.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs, gunfire.
Tarmiya: 1 by IED.
Bour: 1 woman by gunfire.

Saturday 23 April: 115 killed.

Mosul: 47 executed; 36 killed in coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 15 by car bombs, IEDs, gunfire; 6 bodies.
Baquba: 3 by gunfire.
Yusufiya: 1 policeman by IED.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Hawija: 1 by IED.
Ramadi: 5 family members in coalition air strikes.

Friday 22 April: 20 killed.

Baghdad: 15 by IEDs, suicide bomber; 2 bodies.
Dohuk: 2 Yezidi women by IED.
Latifiya: 1 by IED.

Thursday 21 April: 50 killed

Mosul: 19 executed; 12 killed in coalition air strike.
Ramadi: 6 by IEDs.
Nahrawan: 2 by IED; 1 body.
Baghdad: 3 by gunfire, IEDs.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Zaghniya: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Kirkuk: 2 by IED.
Tarmiya: 1 body.
Tikrit: 1 body.

Wednesday 20 April: 42 killed

Mosul: 27 executed; 7 in coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 3 by gunfire, IED; 1 body.
Al-Had al-Akbar: 1 by IED.
Yusufiya: 1 by IED.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Khalis: 1 by gunfire.


Tuesday 19 April: 13 killed

Baghdad: 7 by IEDs.
Ramadi: 3 by IED.
Karbala: 2 bodies.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.