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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

Sunday 2 April: 33 killed.

Mosul: 13 by gunfire; 14 by coalition and government air strikes.
Baghdad: 1 by IED; 1 body.
Kirkuk: 1 body.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.
Erbil: 1 by gunfire.
Mahmudiya: 1 body.

Saturday 1 April: 33 killed.

Mosul: 14 by shelling; 14 by coalition air strikes.
Tal Afar: 3 executed.
Baghdad: 1 gunfire.
Tawakul: 1 by IED.

Friday 31 March: 39 killed

Mosul: 19 by rockets and mortars; 16 bodies.
Tal Afar: 3 by gunfire.
Shirqat: 1 by IED.


March total: 1,920 civilians killed.

Thursday 30 March: 55 killed

Mosul: 26 executed; 9 killed by mortars and missiles; 3 bodies.
Yusufiya: 17 by suicide truck bomber.

Wednesday 29 March: 66 killed

Mosul: 50 in mass grave; 11 by mortar and missile attacks; 2 by gunfire; 1 baby through starvation; 1 body.
Kilo: 1 child by IED.

Tuesday 28 March: 7 killed

Jabour: 3 executed.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs.
Mosul: 1 by shelling; 1 executed.

Monday 27 March : 87 killed

Mosul: 43 by coalition air strikes; 37 by ISIS gunfire, rockets and mortars; 3 executed; 1 child dies at camp Khazar for displaced.
Ramadi: 1 by IED.
Fallujah: 1 child by IED.
Basra: 1 child by gunfire.