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 14 August: 23 killed.

Baghdad: 3 by IEDs, gunfire.
Badush: 4 executed.
Kirkuk: 4 by IED.
Tarmiya: 3 bodies.
Baiji: 2 by mortars.
Basra: 6 family members by gunfire.
Madain: 1 by IED.

Thursday 13 August: 114 killed

Baghdad: 81 by truck bomb, IEDs.
Fallujah: 25 women and children by Iraqi army air strike on maternity hospital; 2 children by mortars.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Yusufiya: 1 by IED.
Tarmiya: 1 body.
Kirkuk: 1 by IED.
Mosul: 1 law professor executed.

Wednesday 12 August: 16 killed

Baghdad: 6 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Yusufiya: 3 by gunfire.
Madain: 1 by gunfire.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.
Baquba: 1 woman by gunfire.
Latifiya: 1 by IED.
Mussayab: 1 body.
Mosul: 1 imam executed

Tuesday 11 August: 15 killed

Baghdad: 3 by IEDs; 1 body.
Hawija: 3 executed.
Qayyarah: 2 tribal elders executed.
Mosul: 1 student executed.
Tel al-Tash: 2 by gunfire.
Mahmudiya: 1 by AED.
Tuz: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Muqdadiya: 1 farmer by gunfire.

Monday 10 August: 102 killed

Huwaidar: 51 by suicide car bomber.
Kanaan: 10 by suicide car bomber.
Baquba-Huwaidar: 3 by IED.
Mosul: 3 brothers executed.
North of Mosul: 18 by rockets.
Shirqat: 6 executed.
Baghdad: 4 by IEDs; 3 bodies.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Yusufiya: 1 by IED.
Muqdadiya: 1 architect by gunfire.
Baiji: 1 explosives expert by IED.

Sunday 9 August: 48 killed

Qayyarah: 20 executed.
Mosul: 17 executed.
Baghdad: 5 by gunfire, IEDs; 4 bodies.
Tuz: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Abu Saidi: 1 woman by mortars.

Saturday 8 August: 67 killed.

Mosul: 50 executed.
Ramadi: 6 women killed in air strikes.
Baghdad: 6 by IEDs.
Madain: 2 by IED, gunfire.
Kirkuk-Arbil road: 2 bodies.
Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire.