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

Saturday 1 November: 49 killed

Baghdad: 26 killed by car bomb, IEDs, suicide car bomber.
Yusufiya: 12 by car bomb.
Falluja: 3 by shelling.
Yathrib: 5 in clashes.
Hawija: 1 executed.
Baghdadi: 2 by mortars.

Friday 31 October: 103 killed

Hit: 50 executed; 32 more bodies found.
Baghdad: 1 by IED; 3 bodies.
Ratba: 4 executed.
Falluja: 2 by shelling.
Muqdadiya: 3 by shelling.
Madaen: 2 by IED.
Yusufiyah: 3 by IED.
Radwaniyah: 2 by IED.
Suweib: 1 by IED.

OCTOBER TOTAL: 1,797 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Thursday 30 October: 256 killed

Ramadi: 150 bodies found in mass grave; 5 students killed by IED.
Hit: 70 executed.
Baiji: 12 by gunfire; 3 by IED.
Tikrit: 5 by gunfire.
Thi Qar: 1 body.
Tuz Khurmato: 1 by gunfire.
Tuz: 2 by IED.
Qayyara: 2 policemen executed.
Saadiya: 1 by gunfire.
Abu Ghraib: 1 policeman by IED.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.
Latifiya: 1 by gunfire.

Wednesday 29 October: 97 killed

Hit: 55 executed.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs, gunfire; 3 bodies.
Rawa: 9 policemen executed.
Falluja: 5 by shelling.
Yusufiya: 4 policemen by suicide car bomber.
Baiji: 6 by suicide car bomber.
Sidoor: 2 in clashes.
Aziz: 2 in clashes.
Whelan: 2 bodies.
Dir'iya: 2 by IED.
Tikrit: 2 by IED.

Tuesday 28 October: 13 killed

Baghdad: 2 by IED; 3 bodies.
Zumar: 4 by IED.
Abu Ghraib: 2 by gunfire.
Tuz: 1 by IED.
Mosul: 1 by IED.

Monday 27 October: 63 killed

Jurf al-Sakhar: 24 by suicide car bomber.
Baghdad: 19 by car bomb, IEDs, gunfire.
Falluja: 11 by shelling.
Mahmudiya: 3 by IED.
Tuz Khurmato: 2 by motorcycle bomb.
Mosul: 2 executed.
Amara: 1 body.
Hilla: 1 policeman by mortars.

Sunday 26 October: 31 killed

Awinat: 10 killed in coalition air strikes.
Baiji: 11 by suicide bombers.
Baghdad: 6 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Al Mansuria: 3 in clashes.