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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

Monday 3 July : 123 killed

Mosul: 74 bodies; 29 killed by suicide bombers; 9 by mortars; 3 executed.
Hawija: 3 by IED.
Yusufiya: 1 by IED.
Maysan: 1 body.
Baghdad: 1 body.
Khalis: 1 body.
Sulaymaniya: 1 woman by gunfire.

Sunday 2 July: 238 killed.

Mosul: 47 killed by shelling; 28 by gunfire and landmines; 88 by airstrikes.
Hawija: 50 executed; 3 killed by IED.
Kilo: 19 by suicide bomber at refugee camp.
Tal Afar: 1 executed; 1 stabbed.
Baghdad: 1 by gunfire.

Saturday 1 July: 34 killed.

Mosul: 20 by airstrikes.
Hawija: 12 executed.
Baghdad: 1 by IED.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.

Friday 30 June: 3 killed

Muqdadiya: 1 by gunfire.
Hilla: 2 bodies.


Thursday 29 June: 396 killed

Mosul: 204 killed by security forces and ISIS during past week; 104 children died from malnutrition and dehydration during the same period; 86 by shelling and airstrikes.
Tal Afar: 1 executed.
Najar: 1 protester killed by security forces.

Wednesday 28 June: 19 killed

Tal Afar: 7 family members.
Mosul: 5 by car bomb.
Al-Baajah: 3 by mortars.
Basra: 1 body.
Ramadi: 1 by IED.
Baghdad: 1 body.
Shirqat: 1 child by hand grenade.

Tuesday 27 June: 84 killed

Mosul: 75 by shelling; 5 by airstrikes; 1 by random bombing.
Hawija: 2 executed.
Baghdad: 1 by AED.