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

Friday 25 September: 19 killed.

Baghdad: 5 by IEDs.
Mosul: 6 executed.
Latifiyah: 2 by IED.
Shirqat: 2 executed.
Amiriyah Fallujah: 1 child by mortars.
Kirkuk: 2 bodies.
Tikrit: 1 woman by IED.

Thursday 24 September: 9 killed

Baghdad: 8 killed by IEDs.
Fallujah: 1 executed.

Wednesday 23 September: 45 killed

Mosul: 25 executed; 4 family members killed in coalition air strikes.
Qayyarah: 5 executed.
Baghdad: 7 by IEDs, gunfire.
Balad Ruz: 1 by car bomb.
Baquba: 1 child by gunfire.
Khan Bani Saad: 2 by gunfire.

Tuesday 22 September: 49 killed

Mosul: 32 executed.
Baghdad: 7 by gunfire, IEDs; 5 bodies.
Baquba: 1 by gunfire.
Tuz: 1 by gunfire.
Khalidiya: 2 by mortars.
Nasiriya: 1 body.

Monday 21 September: 36 killed

Baghdad: 17 by car bomb, IEDs, rockets; 3 bodies.
Tarmiya: 3 by gunfire.
Qayyarah: 5 policemen executed.
Latifiyah: 2 by IED.
Shirqat: 3 by gunfire.
Yusufiya: 2 by IED.
Khalis: 1 by AED.

Sunday 20 September: 21 killed

Kirkuk: 4 by gunfire.
Mosul: 2 executed.
Latifiyah: 3 by IED.
Anbar: 4 in coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 4 by IEDs, gunfire.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Amarah: 1 policeman in clashes.
Baquba: 1 policeman by IED.
Abu Saida: 1 in clashes.

Saturday 19 September: 82 killed.

Baiji: 43 killed in air strikes.
Mosul: 23 executed.
Baghdad: 3 by IEDs, suicide bomber; 1 body; 10 executed.
Hawija: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Rwhith: 1 by gunfire.