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 1 April: 37 killed.

Khrbirdan village: 30 executed.
Baghdad: 3 by IEDs, gunfire.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Nahrawan: 2 by IED.

Thursday 31 March: 13 killed

Baghdad: 4 by IEDs; 3 bodies.
Tarmiya: 2 by IED.
Makhmour: 3 policemen by suicide bomber.
Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire.


MARCH TOTAL: 1,073 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Wednesday 30 March: 84 killed

Fallujah: 35 executed.
Haj Ali: 25 executed.
Mosul: 15 executed.
Baghdad: 6 by IEDs.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Nahrawan: 1 in clashes.

Tuesday 29 March: 46 killed

Mosul: 14 executed.
Samarra: 11 family members by gunfire.
Baghdad: 10 by suicide bomber, IEDs; 1 body.
Qayyarah: 5 doctors executed.
Bour: 2 by IED.
3 Peshmerga executed.

Monday 28 March : 16 killed

Baghdad: 6 by gunfire, IEDs; 3 bodies.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.
Yusufiya: 2 bodies.
Hit: 1 policeman by IED.
Hawija: 1 executed.
Makhmour: 1 child by mortars.

Sunday 27 March: 26 killed.

Mosul: 12 executed.
Baghdad: 3 by IEDs; 1 body.
Khanaqin: 3 policemen by IED.
Fallujah: 3 die of starvation.
Yusufiya: 2 by IED.
Hawija: 1 executed.
Balad: 1 by gunfire.

Saturday 26 March: 23 killed.

Iskandariya: 11 injured in yesterday's suicide bombing die.
Baghdad: 9 by IEDs, gunfire.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.
Tarmiya: 1 body.