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 23 July: 32 killed

Baghdad: 7 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
Mosul: 10 by missiles; 5 executed.
Kirkuk: 3 by gunfire.
Taji: 2 by IED.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Anbar: 1 woman executed.
Tuz: 1 by IED.

Wednesday 22 July: 53 killed

Baghdad: 30 by car bombs, IEDs.
Hit: 9 executed.
Fallujah: 9 in bombardment exchanges.
Mosul: 4 executed.
Yusufiya: 1 policeman by IED.

Tuesday 21 July: 58 killed.

Baghdad: 24 by car bombs, IEDs, gunfire; 4 bodies.
Mandali: 8 by car bomb.
Fallujah: 7 in indiscriminate bombing.
Basra: 4 in clashes.
Mosul: 5 executed.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Taji: 2 by IED; 3 bodies.

Monday 20 July: 18 killed

Hudaid: 8 by mortars and rockets.
Fallujah: 3 in bombardment exchanges.
Baghdad: 3 by IEDs.
Kanaan: 1 by IED.
Basra: 2 by gunfire.
Mosul: 1 cleric executed.

Sunday 19 July: 10 killed

Baghdad: 4 by IEDs; 1 body.
Tuz: 3 by AED.
Muqdadiya: 1 body in river.
Tikrit: 1 by gunfire.

Saturday 18 July: 24 killed.

Baghdad: 8 by IEDs; 1 body.
Fallujah: 7 women raped and executed.
Mahmudiya: 7 family members by gunfire in their home.
Mosul: 1 journalist executed.

Friday 17 July: 133 killed.

Khan Bani Saad: 120 by suicide car bomber.
Fallujah: 8 by Iraqi and coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 1 by IED.
Yusufiya: 1 by IED.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Amara: 1 by gunfire.