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 6 July: 63 killed

Fallujah: 24 killed in bombardment exchanges.
Baghdad: 16 by bombs, gunfire; 4 bodies.
Ramadi: 3 men executed (mutilated and left to bleed to death).
Hit: 5 women executed (burnt).
Mosul: 4 executed (inc. journalist).
Shirqat: 1 executed (electrocuted).
Albu Ziad: 1 body.
Bani Saad: 2 by gunfire.
Tuz: 2 by IED.
Basra: 1 body found in car.

Sunday 5 July: 74 killed

Ramadi: 36 killed in Iraq Army air strikes.
Fallujah: 17 in Iraq Army shelling.
Baghdad: 11 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Mosul: 2 executed.
Baiji: 2 killed.
Tuz: 2 by IED.
Balad Ruz: 1 by IED.
Madain: 1 teacher by IED.
Kirkuk: 1 PUK leader by gunfire.

Saturday 4 July: 67 killed.

Baghdad: 14 by bombs, gunfire.
Fallujah: 21 in bombardment exchanges; 13 women and children executed for trying to flee.
Qaim: 2 women executed in river (drowned inside a cage).
Saqlawiyah: 4 in bombardment exchanges.
Mahmudiya: 3 by IED.
Balad Ruz: 2 by car bomb.
Muqdadiya: 2 by IED.
Mosul: 3 executed for collaborating with security forces.
Tuz Khurmato: 3 bodies.


Friday 3 July: 16 killed.

Baghdad: 4 by IEDs; 3 bodies.
Madain: 5 by IEDs.
Kirkuk: 2 by IED.
Mosul: 1 imam executed.
Tarmiya: 1 by gunfire.

Thursday 2 July: 43 killed

Mosul: 22 killed in coalition air strikes.
Fallujah: 13 in bombardment exchanges.
Baghdad: 3 by IEDs; 3 bodies.
Taji: 1 policeman by IED.
Madain: 1 Sahwa member by IED.

Wednesday 1 July: 45 killed

Baghdad: 5 by IED, gunfire; 3 bodies.
Badush: 22 executed.
Sheikh Masoud: 10 in clashes.
Ramadi: 2 in coalition air strikes.
Yusufiya: 1 by IED.
Tuz: 1 body.
Mosul: 1 man executed.


Tuesday 30 June: 33 killed.

Baghdad: 3 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
Qaim: 7 executed.
South of Samarra: 7 by IED.
Fallujah: 7 by bombardment exchanges.
Basra: 3 bodies.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.


JUNE TOTAL: 1,154 civilians killed.