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 October: 62 killed.

Baghdad: 10 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Mosul: 23 by coalition air strike; 8 executed.
Sinjar: 8 bodies.
Hamrin mountains: 5 by IED.
Daquq: 2 bodies.
Hawija: 2 by IED.
Tarmiya: 1 by IED.
Fallujah: 1 policeman by IED.
Nahrawan: 1 by gunfire.

Saturday 1 October: 12 killed.

Baghdad: 5 by IEDs, gunfire; 3 bodies.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.
Albu Fahad: 1 woman executed.
Taji: 1 policeman by IED.

Friday 30 September: 28 killed.

Mosul: 13 executed.
Baghdad: 6 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Hawija: 3 by IED.
Abu Ghraib: 2 by IED.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Fallujah: 1 policeman by IED.
Latifiya: 1 by IED.


Thursday 29 September: 43 killed

Mosul: 20 executed; 4 family members stabbed.
Baghdad: 8 by gunfire, IEDs; 2 bodies.
Hawija: 4 by IED.
Zubayr: 1 child by IED.
Muqdadiya: 2 by IED.
Alexandria: 1 body.
Abu Ghraib: 1 policeman by IED.

Wednesday 28 September: 21 killed.

Baghdad: 10 by IEDs, mortars, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Hamam al-Alil: 4 brothers executed.
Baaj: 4 executed.
Nahrawan: 1 by gunfire.

Tuesday 27 September: 32 killed

Baghdad: 25 by IEDs, suicide bombers, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Baquba: 2 by gunfire.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Nasiriyah: 1 child.

Monday 26 September : 94 killed

Mosul: 75 executed.
Baghdad: 8 by gunfire, IED; 1 body.
Shirqat: 7 executed.
Kirkuk: 1 body.
Qara Tepe: 1 by IED.
Hit: 1 by gunfire.