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

Tuesday 27 December: 43 killed

Mosul: 7 by car bomb; 7 executed; 20 by coalition air strikes.
Kirkuk: 3 bodies.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs; 1 body.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Tarmiya: 2 by IED.

Monday 26 December : 6 killed

Baghdad: 3 by IEDs.
Mosul: 2 by mortar.
Tal Afar: 1 body.

Sunday 25 December: 38 killed.

Baaj: 20 in air strikes.
Baghdad: 11 by IEDs; 1 body.
Hawija: 3 by IED.
Baquba: 1 body.
Riyadh: 1 woman executed by stoning.
Tuz: 1 by gunfire.


Saturday 24 December: 33 killed.

Mosul: 10 by mortars, armed attacks.
Hawija: 5 by IED.
Madain: 1 by IED; 2 bodies.
Khalis: 1 by car bomb.
Whelan: 1 body.
Baghdad: 8 Christians and 1 Yazidi in armed attack; 1 body in river.
Kut: 1 body.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.
Garma: 1 by IED.

Friday 23 December: 13 killed

Mosul: 5 by mortars.
Khalidiya: 3 by IED.
Baghdad: 3 by gunfire; 1 body.
Madain: 1 by IED.

Thursday 22 December: 43 killed

Mosul: 25 by car bombs; 10 executed.
Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire; 2 bodies.
Khalidiya: 2 by car bomb, IED.
Baghdad: 1 by IED.
Khanaqin: 1 body.
Muqdadiya: 1 by gunfire.

Wednesday 21 December: 18 killed.

Mosul: 8 by car bomb; 1 executed.
Baghdad: 7 by car bomb, IEDs.
Baquba: 2 by IED.
Tarmiya: 1 by IED.