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

Saturday 28 January: 9 killed.

Hamrin Mountains: 3 by IED.
Mosul: 2 by mortars.
Baghdad: 1 by IED; 1 body.
Fallujah: 2 security members by suicide car bomber.

Friday 27 January: 71 killed

Mosul: 35 by car bomb, IEDs; 20 by coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
Hawija: 7 executed.
Baquba: 2 by IED.
Yusufiya: 1 by gunfire.
Muthanna: 2 by gunfire.

Thursday 26 January: 63 killed

Mosul: 23 executed; 34 by coalition air strikes; 1 killed by mortars.
Baghdad: 1 by IED; 1 body.
Qara Tapa: 1 body.
Shirqat: 1 child by mortars.
Madain: 1 by IED.

Wednesday 25 January: 32 killed.

Baghdad: 12 by car bomb, IED.
Mosul: 5 executed; 4 by missiles.
Khanaqin: 5 executed.
West Anbar: 4 executed.
Alas fields: 1 policeman by mortars.
East Salahuddin: 1 policeman in armed attack.

Tuesday 24 January: 46 killed

Mosul: 25 executed; 14 killed by shelling; 2 children by IED.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs, mortars.

Monday 23 January : 48 killed

Shirqat: 35 bodies of people tortured to death by Shia militia; 3 children by shelling.
Baghdad: 4 by car bomb, IED; 1 body.
Mosul: 3 by shelling.
Tikrit: 1 body.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.

Sunday 22 January: 38 killed.

Mosul: 13 executed; 7 in bombings.
Hawija: 8 executed.
Baghdad: 3 by IEDs.
Khalis: 4 by IED.
Taji: 1 by IED.
Nasiriyah: 1 by grenade.
Fallujah: 1 by IED.