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

Monday 29 December: 36 killed

Taji: 21 by suicide bomber.
Baghdad: 5 by IED; 1 body.
Qayyara: 4 executed.
Yusufiya: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Ramadi: 1 by mortars.
Kirkuk: 2 by gunfire.
Hliwa: 1 by gunfire.


Over 1,100 killed in December.
Over 17,000 killed in 2014.

Sunday 28 December: 17 killed

Baghdad: 2 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
Mosul: 5 by IED; 2 doctors executed.
Muqdadiya: 3 by gunfire; 2 by mortars.
Baquba: 1 policeman by gunfire.

Saturday 27 December: 8 killed

Baghdad: 2 by IED.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.
Baquba: 2 by IED.
Tuz Khurmato: 1 by gunfire.
Balad: 1 by mortars.
Dhuluiya: 1 by mortars.

Friday 26 December: 20 killed

Baghdad: 7 by IEDs; 3 bodies.
Faw: 2 bodies.
Dhuluiya: 1 by gunfire.
Kirkuk: 2 bodies.
Mutassim: 2 children by shelling.
Babil: 1 body.
Baquba: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Muqdadiya: 1 policeman by shelling.

Thursday 25 December: 19 killed

Baghdad: 3 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Arab Jabour: 5 by mortars.
Yathrib: 3 in clashes.
Dhuluiya: 1 by gunfire.
Abu Ghraib: 3 by IED.
Latifiya: 3 Sahwa members by gunfire.

1,048 civilians killed so far in December
16,931 so far in 2014

Wednesday 24 December: 48 killed

Madaen: 35 by suicide bomber.
Baghdad: 1 by IED; 1 body.
Yusufiya: 4 by IED.
Falluja: 3 in clashes.
Mosul: 1 judge executed.
Balad: 1 child by mortars.
Tirkit: 1 woman by gunfire.
Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire.

Tuesday 23 December: 58 killed

Baghdad: 4 by IEDs; 4 bodies.
Yusufiya: 2 by car bomb.
Dhuluiya: 8 executed; 6 killed in clashes.
Falluja: 13 in clashes.
Tuz Khurmato: 1 by IED.
Babil: 20 found in mass graves.