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 1 May: 46 killed.

Samawah: 37 by suicide car bombers.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs.
Khalis: 2 by IED.
Madain: 1 Sahwa member by IED.
Al-Utaifiyya: 1 body.

Saturday 30 April: 24 killed.

Baghdad: 24 by car bomb, gunfire and IED.

APRIL TOTAL: 1,050 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Friday 29 April: 16 killed.

Baghdad: 5 by IEDs, gunfire.
Fallujah: 5 by shelling.
Madain: 2 bodies.
Alexandria: 1 body.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.
Tarmiya: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Taji: 1 by IED.

Thursday 28 April: 18 killed

Baghdad: 7 by IEDs.
Taji: 3 family members by gunfire.
Kirkuk: 3 family members by gunfire.
Tarmiya: 2 Sahwa members by gunfire.
Baghdadi: 2 by mortars.
Baquba: 1 by mortars.

Wednesday 27 April: 71 killed

Mosul: 30 bodies found in mass graves.
Qayyarah: 27 executed.
Baghdad: 4 by IEDs; 1 body.
Tuz Khurmato: 2 policemen by gunfire.
Zubair: 1 in clashes.
Tikrit: 1 body.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Nahrawan: 1 by IED.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.

Tuesday 26 April: 55 killed

Mosul: 30 executed.
Fallujah: 8 in air strikes.
Tuz Khurmato: 7 by gunfire.
Hawija: 4 executed.
Taji: 2 by IED.
Kirkuk: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Baquba: 1 by suicide bomber.
Latifiya: 1 by IED.
Baghdad: 1 body.

Monday 25 April : 64 killed

Mosul: 35 executed.
Baghdad: 17 by suicide bomber, IEDs; 2 bodies.
Fallujah: 6 by shelling.
Tuz Khurmato: 1 by artillery fire.
Heramch: 1 by gunfire.
Tarmiya: 2 by IED.