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

Thursday 26 March: 32 killed

Baghdad: 4 by gunfire, IEDs; 2 bodies.
Ishaqi: 7 family members by IED.
Tikrit: 5 children by IED.
Falluja: 10 by artillery and mortar shelling.
Baquba: 2 by gunfire.
Tarmiya: 1 by IED.
Muqdadiya: 1 by gunfire.

Wednesday 25 March: 29 killed

Baghdad: 6 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Thira Dijla: 11 bodies found buried in mass grave.
Mosul: 3 brothers executed.
Baiji: 1 killed in clashes.
Tarmiya: 1 by gunfire.
Zagnah: 4 by gunfire, IED.
Baquba: 1 by gunfire.
Katoon: 1 by AED.

Tuesday 24 March: 21 killed.

Baghdad: 3 by IEDs; 3 bodies.
Falluja: 4 by shelling.
Baghdad: 8 by shelling.
Muqdadiya: 1 teacher by gunfire.
Tuz: 1 by gunfire.
Baiji: 1 by shelling.

Monday 23 March: 32 killed

Baghdad: 20 by car bombs, gunfire, IEDs and rockets.
Baiji: 3 killed in clashes.
Baquba: 2 by gunfire.
Mosul: 3 executed.
Falluja: 2 in bombardment exchanges.
Tikrit: 2 by IEDs.

Sunday 22 March: 26 killed

Baghdad: 6 by IEDs, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Mosul: 4 executed.
Baghdadi: 3 by mortars.
Ramadi: 3 in clashes.
Falluja: 3 in clashes.
Kirkuk: 3 bodies.
Tarmiya: 1 by IED.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.

Saturday 21 March: 24 killed.

Baghdad: 11 by IEDs.
Falluja: 3 in bombardment exchanges.
Samarra: 2 in clashes.
Mosul: 5 executed.
Baghdadi: 2 by mortars.
Abu Saida: 1 child by IED.

Friday 20 March: 11 killed

Baghdad: 5 by IEDs; 1 body.
Kirkuk: 2 by gunfire; 1 body.
Baiji: 1 woman by gunfire.
Wajihiya: 1 farmer by gunfire.