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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

Wednesday 18 February: 43 killed

Haditha: 15 killed in coalition air strikes.
Mosul: 9 family members in coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Samarra: 7 by suicide car bomber.
Falluja: 4 by shelling.
Zubair: 1 body.

Tuesday 17 February: 74 killed

Al-Baghdadi: 45 executed.
Al-Mashhad: 15 executed.
Falluja: 4 by mortar fire exchanges.
Samarra: 4 bodies.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs, gunfire.
Muqdadiya: 1 mukhtar by gunfire.

Monday 16 February: 46 killed

Baghdadi: 26 executed.
Dijla: 8 killed in clashes.
Baghdad: 5 by bombs, mortars; 3 bodies.
Muqdadiya: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Baquba: 1 by gunfire.
Falluja: 2 in clashes.

Sunday 15 February: 68 killed

Samarra: 23 killed in clashes.
Hawija: 15 executed.
Baghdad: 12 by IEDs; 6 bodies.
Baghdad: 3 policemen executed.
Al-Udhaim: 2 in clashes.
Baquba: 3 policemen by suicide car bomber.
Al-Wihda: 3 by IED.
Zubair: 1 body.

Saturday 14 February: 20 killed.

Baghdad: 3 by IED, mortars; 3 bodies.
Baghdadi: 5 by mortars.
Whelan: 4 bodies.
Mosul: 2 doctors executed.
Nahrawan: 1 by mortars.
Tarmiya: 1 by IED.
Baquba: 1 policeman by AED.

FEBRUARY 1-14: 626 civilians killed.

Friday 13 February: 63 killed

Baghdad: 13 by gunfire, IED; 3 bodies.
Al-Baghdad: 5 policemen in clashes; 30 executed.
Tikrit: 4 in clashes.
Mosul: 4 executed for witchcraft.
West Anbar: 1 teenage boy executed.
Mkeshifa: 3 policemen by suicide car bomber.

Thursday 12 February: 37 killed

Baghdad: 7 by bombs; 2 bodies.
Al-Baghdadi: 4 by suicide bombers.
Sheikh Saeed: 2 bodies.
West Anbar: 6 executed.
Samarra: 6 family members by IED.
Qadisiyah: 7 policemen executed.
Abu Ghraib: 2 by IED.
Muqdadiya: 1 by gunfire.