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 10 January: 6 killed

Madain: 1 by IED.
Baghdad: 1 by IED.
Tarmiya: 1 by IED.
Mosul: 1 by coalition air strikes.
Rashad: 2 executed.

Monday 9 January : 30 killed

Hamrin Mountains: 15 killed by IED as they flee, among them 7 children.
Mosul: 1 infant killed by sniper in his mother's arms; 4, a mother and 3 of her children, by IED; 5 family members in Iraqi government air strikes; 2 by coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs.
Taji: 1 body.

Sunday 8 January: 83 killed.

Baghdad: 28 by suicide bombers, IEDs, gunfire.
Mosul: 52 by coalition air strikes; 2 by car bomb.
Madain: 1 by IED.

Saturday 7 January: 87 killed.

Mosul: 44 by coalition air strikes; 20 by mortars.
Ramadi: 17 in air strikes by Iraqi forces.
Hawija: 2 by IED.
Muqdadiya: 2 by gunfire.
Baghdad: 1 by IED.
Yusufiya: 1 by IED.

Friday 6 January: 37 killed

Qaim: 18 by coalition air strikes.
Mosul: 9 by coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 7 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
Taji: 1 by IED.

Thursday 5 January: 99 killed

Baghdad: 23 by suicide bomber, car bombs, IEDs; 1 body.
Mosul: 47 by coalition air strikes; 17 by shelling; 9 executed.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.
Kirkuk: 1 body.

Wednesday 4 January: 41 killed.

Mosul: 5 by car bomb; 33 by coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 1 by mortar.
Najaf: 1 by gunfire.
Madain: 1 by IED.