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

Friday 26 August: 14 killed.

Baghdad: 9 by IEDs, gunfire.
Makhmour: 3 by suicide bomber.
Taji: 2 by IED.

Thursday 25 August: 47 killed

Hawija: 25 executed.
Baghdad: 7 by IEDs, gunfire; 8 bodies.
Ramadi: 2 children by IED.
Abu Ghraib: 2 by IED.
Shirqat: 1 by hand grenade.
Arab Jabar: 2 by gunfire.

Wednesday 24 August: 59 killed.

Mosul: 27 executed; 10 killed by coalition air strikes.
Baaj: 10 executed.
Baghdad: 6 by IEDs, gunfire.
Abu Ghraib: 3 by mortars, IED.
Samawah: 3 policemen in clashes.

Tuesday 23 August: 29 killed

Baghdad: 5 by IEDs, gunfire; 14 bodies.
Tal Afar: 6 executed.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.
Nahrawan: 2 by gunfire.

Monday 22 August : 17 killed

Baghdad: 4 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
Hawija: 6 by IED.
Ramadi: 2 by IED.
Tarmiya: 2 by gunfire, IED.
Abu Ghraib: 1 by IED.

Sunday 21 August: 119 killed.

Al-Jawaana: 30 bodies of police officers found in mass grave.
Mosul: 40 executed.
Qayyarah: 20 executed.
Hawija: 5 executed.
Hamam al-Alil: 4 executed.
Baghdad: 8 by IEDs, gunfire; 3 bodies.
Ramadi: 2 by IEDs.
Mahmudiya: 3 by IED.
Baquba: 1 by gunfire.
Kilo: 1 policeman by IED.
Kirkuk: 1 by suicide bomber.
Khalis: 1 doctor by gunfire.

Saturday 20 August: 33 killed.

Mosul: 18 executed; 4 killed by coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 7 by IEDs, gunfire.
Hawija: 2 executed.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.
Jazirat Al-Khaldiyeh: 1 media worker by mortars.

August 1-20: 819 civilians killed.