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 May: 18 killed

Kuppa: 4 family members shot dead in house.
Baghdad: 2 by gunfire, IED; 2 bodies.
Falluja: 3 killed in bombing by Iraqi forces.
Tarmiya: 1 policeman by IED.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Baiji: 2 in clashes.
Mosul: 3 elders executed.

Thursday 30 April: 38 killed

Baghdad: 18 killed by car bombs; 3 bodies.
Falluja: 10 by shelling by Iraqi forces.
Madain: 3 by car bomb near cafe.
Ramadi: 1 dentist, raped and murdered by ISIS fighter.
Amara: 1 by gunfire.
Buhriz: 1 by IED.
Mahmudiya: 1 body.

APRIL TOTAL: 1,702 civilians killed

89 by coalition forces.

Wednesday 29 April: 11 killed

Baghdad: 4 by IEDs.
Falluja: 3 in bombardment exchanges.
Tikrit: 2 policemen during raid.
Arab Jabour: 1 policeman by sniper.
Taji: 1 by gunfire.

Tuesday 28 April: 28 killed.

Baghdad: 8 killed by IEDs, gunfire; 13 bodies.
Falluja: 6 by bombardment exchanges.
Basra: 1 body.

Monday 27 April: 47 killed

Baghdad: 21 by IEDs, gunfire; 4 bodies.
Falluja: 6 killed in bombardment exchanges.
Saqlawiyah: 6 by helicopter fire.
Ninewa: 2 men stoned to death.
Mosul: 1 journalist executed.
Al-Maznaa: 2 policemen by gunfire.
Dujail: 4 by gunfire.
Arab Jabour: 1 by gunfire.

Sunday 26 April: 22 killed

Baghdad: 13 killed by bombs, gunfire; 1 body.
Mahmudiya: 3 by car bomb.
Bashir: 5 killed in clashes.

Saturday 25 April: 78 killed.

Falluja: 50 executed; 14 killed by artillery shelling.
Baghdad: 7 by bombs; 4 bodies.
Baquba: 1 by gunfire; 2 bodies.