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

Tuesday 7 April: 30 killed.

Baghdad: 6 by gunfire, IEDs; 1 body.
Adheim: 7 killed in clashes.
Tarmiya: 3 bodies.
Falluja: 2 in random bombing.
Tuz : 2 by gunfire.
Muqdadiya: 2 by gunfire,IED.
Tikrit: 1 by IED.
Mosul: 1 doctor executed.
Al-Hashimiyat: 1 body.
Nineveh: 4 executed.

Monday 6 April: 15 killed

Baghdad: 8 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Baghdadi: 2 by IED.
Zubair: 1 body.
Baiji: 2 in clashes.
Basra: 1 policeman by gunfire.

Sunday 5 April: 60 killed

Baghdad: Al-Qaim: 25 executed.
Hit: 13 executed.
Mosul: 8 executed.
Baghdad: 7 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Tikrit: 1 by gunfire.
Falluja: 3 in random bombing.
Amiriyat al-Falluja: 2 by mortars, rockets.

Saturday 4 April: 30 killed.

Baghdad: 5 by IEDs; 1 body.
Falluja: 4 in random bombardment.
Amiriyat al-Falluja: 1 woman by mortars.
Latifiya: 1 policeman in booby-trapped house.
Neda: 3 by gunfire.
Sidon: 1 farmer by gunfire.
Ramadi: 7 executed.
Abu Ghar: 2 policemen by gunfire.
Bashiqah: 5 family members by coalition bombing.

Friday 3 April: 23 killed

Baghdad: 8 by IEDs; 1 body.
Ramadi: 7 executed.
Tikrit: 1 policeman by suicide bomber.
Balad: 2 in clashes.
Habbaniya: 1 child in mortar shelling.
Taji: 1 in mortar shelling.
Muqdadiya: 1 butcher by gunfire.
Taza: 1 by IED.

Thursday 2 April: 23 killed

Baghdad: 13 by IEDs; 3 bodies.
Samarra: 4 killed in clashes.
Falluja: 2 by shelling.
Basra: 1 in clashes.

Wednesday 1 April: 16 killed

Baghdad: 3 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
Falluja: 2 by shelling.
Tikrit: 3 policemen in clashes.
Basra: 1 in clashes.
Mosul: 1 man stoned to death.
Ishaqi: 3 by gunfire.
Tarmiya: 1 policeman by IED.