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 19 April: 13 killed

Baghdad: 7 by IEDs.
Ramadi: 3 by IED.
Karbala: 2 bodies.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.

Monday 18 April : 31 killed

Baghdad: 4 by IEDs, gunfire; 3 bodies.
Yusufiya: 2 by IED.
Sidera: 22 in coalition air strikes.

Sunday 17 April: 17 killed.

Baghdad: 2 by IEDs.
Mosul: 2 executed.
Bour: 2 by IED.
Latifiya: 1 by AED.
Erbil: 1 body.
Mukhisa: 1 child by mortars.
Halabsa: 8 in coalition air strikes.

Saturday 16 April: 11 killed.

Baghdad: 4 by IEDs; 1 body.
Najaf: 3 family members by gunfire.
Tarmiya: 2 by IED.
Yusufiya: 1 by IED.

Friday 15 April: 12 killed.

Baghdad: 4 by IEDs, gunfire; 3 bodies.
Tarmiya: 2 by IED.
Kirkuk: 1 preacher by gunfire.
Mosul: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Hawija: 1 executed.

April 1-15: 400 civilians killed.

Thursday 14 April: 17 killed

Tal Afar: 6 executed.
Baghdad: 5 by gunfire, IEDs.
Mosul: 3 executed.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.
Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire.

Wednesday 13 April: 31 killed

Makhmour: 14 by IED, trying to flee the area.
Baghdad: 9 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Fallujah: 5 family members by mortar shells.
Khalis: 1 by gunfire.
Yusufiya: 1 by IED.