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

Thursday 31 December: 89 killed

Mosul: 83 executed.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs.
Bani Saad: 1 by gunfire.


TOTAL for 2015: 16,204 CIVILIANS KILLED

Wednesday 30 December: 128 killed

Ramadi: 40 executed.
Baquba: 1 woman by gunfire.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.
Bani Saad: 1 by IED.
Mosul: 1 preacher executed; 10 killed in coalition air strikes.
Ninewa: 70 bodies found in mass grave.

Tuesday 29 December: 36 killed

Baghdad: 4 by gunfire, IEDs; 3 bodies.
Houdi: 20 executed.
Hamam al-Alil: 6 executed.
Mosul: 2 executed.
Muqdadiya: 1 by gunfire.

Monday 28 December: 65 killed.

Qayyarah: 30 children executed.
Shirqat: 1 child executed.
Mosul: 3 women executed; 25 killed in coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 4 by IEDs, gunfire.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.

Sunday 27 December: 24 killed.

Mosul: 8 executed.
Baghdad: 6 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Taji: 3 by IED.
Basra: 2 in clashes.
Khalidiya: 2 by mortars.
Muqdadiya: 2 policemen by gunfire.

Saturday 26 December: 63 killed.

Mosul: 27 executed.
Hawija: 25 executed.
Baghdad: 8 by IEDs, gunfire.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Muqdadiya: 1 by gunfire.

Friday 25 December: 55 killed.

Ramadi: 50 executed for refusing to become suicide bombers.
Baghdad: 3 by IEDs; 2 bodies.