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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

Monday 19 March: 4 killed

Mosul: 1 elderly man by IED.

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

Ninewa: 1 tortured to death by army officer.

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: 27 killed

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

Mosul: 5 bodies found in mass grave; 1 other body found with gunshot wounds.

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.

Duhok: 3 killed.

Friday 16 March: 16 killed

Mosul: 10 bodies pulled from rubble, two of them children.


Baghdad: 1 Sahwa member gunned down in Hor Rajab;
1 killed by IED in shula;
1 woman's body found in Al-Amin.

Madain: 1 muezzin killed by IED at a mosque.

Dohuk: 1 Yazidi in camp for the displaced killed by unknown gunmen.

Al-Baaj: 1 policeman abducted and tortured to death.

Thursday 15 March: 15 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by unknown gunmen in Shorja.

Dohuk: 1 killed in air strikes.

Mosul: 13 bodies pulled from rubble.

Wednesday 14 March: 11 killed

Hawija: 6 bodies found in mass grave.

Balad Ruz: 2 killed by IED.

Mandali: 3 bodies of policemen abducted earlier found with gunshot wounds.

Tuesday 13 March: 7 killed

Abu Sidon: 2 bodies found.

Taji: 1 killed by IED.

Baquba: 3 killed.

Baghdad: 1 by IED.