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 3 January: 46 killed

Mosul: 23 by air strikes; 11 by car bomb; 7 family members by IED; 1 by rocket.
West Anbar: 2 by suicide bomber.
Baghdad: 2 bodies.

Monday 2 January : 95 killed

Baghdad: 56 by suicide car bomber and IEDs.
Udhaim: 9 executed; 3 killed by mortars.
Shirqat: 10 security members in armed attack; 2 children by shelling.
Mosul: 4 executed; 2 killed by coalition air strike.
Samarra: 7 policemen in armed attack.
Baquba: 1 farmer by IED.
Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire.

Sunday 1 January: 15 killed.

Najaf: 9 by suicide bombers.
Baghdad: 3 by IEDs.
Mosul: 2 by suicide bomber.
Taji: 1 by IED.

Saturday 31 December: 42 killed.

Baghdad: 36 by suicide bombers, IEDs.
Mosul: 6 family members by rocket attack.

Friday 30 December: 17 killed

Mosul: 11 by coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs; 1 body.
Tarmiya: 2 by IED.
Baquba: 1 by gunfire.

Thursday 29 December: 74 killed

Mosul: 7 by mortars; 4 executed; 57 by coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 3 by car bomb, IEDs.
Shirqat: 1 executed.
Hawija: 2 by IED.

Wednesday 28 December: 10 killed.

Abbasi: 3 executed.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs; 1 body.
Tal Afar: 1 by gunfire.
Mubarak al-Farhan: 1 policeman by IED.