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 16 January: 50 killed.

Qayyarah: 25 executed.
Baghdad: 7 by gunfire, IEDs; 1 body.
Mosul: 3 women executed.
Shirqat: 5 executed.
Whelan: 3 bodies.
Bour: 3 by IED.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Taji: 1 by iED.

Friday 15 January: 68 killed.

Mosul: 33 in coalition air strikes.
Qayyarah: 19 executed.
Baghdad: 6 by IEDs, gunfire; 3 bodies.
Kirkuk: 2 bodies.
Bour: 1 body.
Muqdadiya: 1 by gunfire.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Yusufiya: 1 policeman by IED.

January 1-15: 772 civilians killed.

Thursday 14 January: 30 killed

Baghdad: 9 by gunfire, IEDs; 7 bodies.
Shirqat: 7 executed.
Tal Kusaiba: 2 by gunfire.
Balad Ruz: 1 by IED.
Taji: 2 by IED.
Qara Tapa: 1 by IED.
Muqdadiya: 1 by gunfire.

Wednesday 13 January: 28 killed

Baghdad: 10 by IEDs, gunfire.
Tarmiya: 11 bodies.
Hit: 4 executed.
Yusufiya: 2 by IED.
Madain: 1 policeman by gunfire.

Tuesday 12 January: 38 killed

Baghdad: 6 by IEDs; 3 bodies.
Muqdadiya: 10 by gunfire.
Baquba: 5 by suicide car bombers, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Hawija: 4 family members executed.
Madain: 3 by IED.
Khalidiya: 2 by IED.
Amarah: 3 bodies.

Monday 11 January: 83 killed.

Baghdad: 30 by suicide bombers, IEDs, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Muqdadiya: 24 by suicide bombers.
Qayyarah: 12 executed.
Mosul: 8 executed.
Baquba: 3 by car bombs.
Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire; 1 body.
Mansouriya: 2 by IED.

Sunday 10 January: 39 killed.

Mosul: 25 executed in two locations.
Baghdad: 7 by gunfire, IEDs; 1 body.
Taji: 1 body.
Tal Afar: 3 executed.
Madain: 2 by IED.

January 1-10: 525 civilians killed.