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 8 March: 20 killed

Baghdad: 10 by IEDs; 1 body.
Tarmiya: 3 bodies.
Mahmoudiya: 3 by car bomb.
Madaen: 2 by IED.
Muqdadiya: 1 by gunfire.

Saturday 7 March: 48 killed.

Baghdad: 7 by IEDs, mortars, gunfire.
Hawija: 28 executed (hanged, mutilated).
Tuz Khurmato: 6 by car bomb and suicide bomber.
Khan Bani Saad: 2 by car bomb.
Anbar: 3 policemen by suicide car bomber.
Muqdadiya: 1 by gunfire.
Abu Saida: 1 farmer by gunfire.

Friday 6 March: 39 killed

Baghdad: 7 by IEDs, mortars; 1 body.
Mosul: 16 in coalition air strikes.
Falluja: 1 medic in coalition air strikes.
Samarra: 4 by suicide car bomber.
Muqdadiya: 3 bodies.
Yusufiya: 1 by AED.
Abu Saida: 1 by IED.
Tikrit: 2 explosives expects killed trying to dismantle bomb.
Alexandr1a: 1 by IED.
Basra: 1 body.
Samawah: 1 body.

Thursday 5 March: 32 killed

Baghdad: 19 by IEDs, car bomb, mortars, gunfire; 1 body.
Mosul: 2 executed.
Al-Muabidi: 4 in clashes.
Dujail: 5 in clashes.
Samarra: 1 body.

Wednesday 4 March: 5 killed

Baquba: 2 by IED, gunfire.
Samarra: 2 by gunfire.
Baghdad: 1 body.

Tuesday 3 March: 53 killed.

Al-Baghdadi: 32 executed; 3 killed in shelling.
Baghdad: 6 by IEDs; 1 body.
Dujail: 4 in clashes.
Baquba: 4 by IEDs.
Samarra: 1 body.
Albu Talha: 1 in clashes.
Ninewa: 1 executed.

Monday 2 March: 75 killed

Sinjar: 52 found in mass graves.
Baghdad: 8 by IEDs, gunfire.
Yusufiya: 3 bodies.
Tikrit: 4 executed.
Shirqat: 7 executed.
Sheikh Mohamed: 1 by car bomb.