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 October: 48 killed.

Baghdad: 18 by suicide bomber, IEDs, gunfire; 4 bodies.
Udhaim: 6 by suicide car bomber.
Mosul: 8 youths executed.
Fadiliyah: 3 family members by Turkish artillery.
Hawija: 3 executed; 1 by IED.
Qayyarah: 1 by mortars.
Tarmiya: 1 by gunfire.
Dar al Sultan: 1 by IED.
Taji: 1 by IED.
Abu Ghraib: 1 by IED.

Saturday 8 October: 39 killed.

Hawija: 12 executed; 5 killed by IED.
Baghdad: 6 by gunfire, IEDs.
Shirqat: 5 family members by mortars.
Qayyarah: 4 by mortars.
Hit: 3 executed.
Taji: 2 by IED.
Erbil: 1 woman executed.
Basra: 1 child by gunfire.

Friday 7 October: 12 killed.

Baghdad: 6 by IEDS.
Mosul: 3 executed.
Latifiya: 2 bodies.
Shirqat: 1 child killed in clashes.

Thursday 6 October: 74 killed

Hawija: 55 executed at a military base.
Mosul: 2 women die in hospital after being refused treatment by ISIS members, because doctor was male; 3 paramedics by coalition air strike.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Nahrawan: 2 by IED.
Fallujah: 1 by IED.
Latifiya: 1 by IED.
Tarmiya: 1 by IED.
Baquba: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Shirqat: 1 by gunfire.

Wednesday 5 October: 28 killed.

Mosul: 19 executed.
Baghdad: 3 by IED, gunfire.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.
Tikrit: 1 by IED.
Shirqat: 1 drowned fleeing.

Tuesday 4 October: 39 killed

Mosul: 13 by coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 3 by IEDs; 4 bodies.
Hamrin mountains: 7 by IED.
Tarmiya: 7 bodies.
Yusufiya: 3 by IEDs.
Latifiya: 1 by IED.
Hawija: 1 policeman by IED.

Monday 3 October : 79 killed

Bakara military base: 45 executed.
Baghdad: 18 by suicide bombers, IEDs, gunfire.
Bour: 3 by IED.
Mosul: 4 bodies of family found; 2 killed by Turkish air strikes.
Abu Ghraib: 2 by IED.
Nahrawan: 2 by IED.
Kirkuk: 2 by gunfire.
Qara Tepe: 1 by gunfire.