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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

Sunday 9 April: 23 killed.

Tal Al-Baeer: 12 executed.
Mosul: 7 killed in booby-trapped house.
Zab: 2 executed.
Baghdad: 1 by IED.
Latifiyah: 1 by AED.

Saturday 8 April: 99 killed.

Mosul: 50 executed; 13 killed by bombing.
Tal Afar: 20 executed.
Anbar: 12 executed.
Taji: 1 by IED.
Baghdad: 2 by gunfire, AED.
Ramadi: 1 by IED.


Friday 7 April: 87 killed

Mosul: 77 executed.
West Anbar: 4 executed.
Kirkuk: 3 bodies.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs.
Kara Tapa: 1 executed.

Thursday 6 April: 57 killed

Mosul: 40 by government air strikes; 8 by IEDs at university; 3 children by IS mortars; 3 by coalition air strikes.
Baiji: 1 child by suicide bomber.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Taji: 1 by IED.

Wednesday 5 April: 170 killed

Mosul: 116 by air strikes, artillery shelling; 3 executed.
Tikrit: 35 by suicide bomber, gunfire.
Baghdad: 4 by IEDs; 1 body.
Yusufiya: 2 by IED.
Hawija: 3 executed.
Baquba: 2 policemen by IED.
Rutba: 4 children by shelling.

Tuesday 4 April: 103 killed

Mosul: 33 executed; 24 bodies found in mass grave; 14 bodies; 20 by air strike; 6 by shelling.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs.
Tarmiya: 1 by IED.
Tikrit: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Qaim: 2 by coalition air strikes.

Monday 3 April : 81 killed

Mosul: 32 by shelling; 22 executed; 3 by coalition air strikes.
Qayyarah: 20 bodies.
Fallujah: 2 by car bomb.
Baghdad: 1 by IED.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.