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

Monday 16 March: 23 killed

Baghdad: 7 by IEDs, gunfire; 3 bodies.
Amara: 10 by gunfire.
Falluja: 2 in shelling exchanges.
Mosul: 1 journalist executed.

Sunday 15 March: 17 killed

Baghdad: 6 by IEDs; 3 bodies.
Samarra: 3 by suicide car bomber; 2 bodies.
Ramadi: 2 by mortars.
Al-Bareid: 1 by mortars.

Saturday 14 March: 38 killed.

Baghdad: 8 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
Ramadi: 9 by suicide car bombers.
Mosul: 11 executed.
Falluja: 4 imams executed.
Al-Bashir: 2 in clashes.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.
Tikrit: 1 in clashes.

Friday 13 March: 13 killed

Baghdad: 8 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
Falluja: 3 in shelling.

Thursday 12 March: 15 killed

Baghdad: 5 by gunfire, IEDs; 3 bodies.
Falluja: 4 in shelling.
Arab Jabour: 2 by mortars.
Salman Pak: 1 by gunfire.

Wednesday 11 March: 62 killed

Baghdad: 19 by car bombs, IEDs, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Amiriyat Falluja: 18 killed in clashes.
Ramadi: 10 by car bombs.
Falluja: 6 in shelling.
Kirkuk: 2 by gunfire; 1 body.
Zeidan: 2 policemen by IED.
Taji: 2 by IED.

Tuesday 10 March: 33 killed.

Tikrit: 5 family members by IED; 3 bodies.
Tilkaif: 8 in coalition air strikes.
Baiji: 4 policemen by gunfire.
Falluja: 2 by shelling.
Mosul: 2 executed for homosexuality.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.
Saidiya: 2 by IED.
Baghdad: 3 by IED, gunfire.
Muqdadiya: 2 policemen by IED.