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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

Saturday 24 March: 19 killed

Tarmiya: 1 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Sadr City;
1 killed in grenade attack in Bob Sham.

Shirqat: 1 body found.

Dohuk: 1 killed in air strikes.

Zour: 5 people's remains found in mass grave.


Alexandria: 1 policeman killed when the convoy of the Director of Security of Alexandria was targeted by gunmen.

Saadiya: 6 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad-Kirkuk road: 2 abducted and executed.


Thursday 22 March: 28 killed

Dhi Qar: 9 members of security forces killed in armed attack.

Erbil: 4 killed in air strikes.

Baquba: 1 body found.

Basra: 1 body found.

Qara Taba: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Diyala Bridge;
1 body found in Shaab.

Hamam al-Alil: 1 policeman by IED.

Al-Hatta: 9 policemen killed in armed attacks.


Wednesday 21 March: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by unknown gunmen in Shula.

Tuesday 20 March: 21 killed

Tuz-Daquq road: 16 killed after gunmen open fire at cars stopped at fake checkpoint.

Ramadi: 1 woman killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed by hand grenade in Diyala Bridge.

Kirkuk: 2 bodies found in Tariq.

Mosul: 1 mukhtar killed by gunmen.

Monday 19 March: 3 killed

Mosul: 1 elderly man by IED.

Zab: 2 killed in ambush near the village of Alhewat.

Sunday 18 March: 17 killed

Fallujah: 15 reported killed by explosives south of the city.

Basra: 1 body found.

Mosul: 1 body found.

Saturday 17 March: 23 killed

Riyadh: 5 family members killed for cooperating with security forces.

Mosul: 5 bodies found in mass grave.

Daquq: 1 body found with signs of torture.

Muqdadiya: 1 killed by IED.

Sulaimaniya: 9 killed in market by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 by gunfire in Husseiniya.

West Anbar: 1 six-year-old boy, Abdul Wahid Iyad Wahid, by IED.