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

Wednesday 3 August: 19 killed

Hawija: 10 by coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 3 by gunfire, IEDs.
Qayyarah: 3 by mortars, IED.
Bour: 2 by IED.
Muqdadiya: 1 doctor by gunfire.

Tuesday 2 August: 62 killed

Qaim: 46 by coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 9 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Mosul: 2 executed.
Riyadh: 2 by IED.
Tarmiya: 1 by IED.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.

Monday 1 August : 20 killed

Qaim: 9 by coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 9 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Khalis: 1 stabbed.

Sunday 31 July: 47 killed.

Baghdad: 9 by gunfire, IEDs.
Kirkuk: 5 by gunfire.
Mosul: 5 by IED; 19 by coalition air strikes.
Hawija: 2 by IED.
Tarmiya: 2 by IED.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.
Baquba: 1 by gunfire.


JULY TOTAL: 1,369 CIVILIANS KILLED, INC AT LEAST 60 CHILDREN


81 KILLED BY COALITION AIR STRIKES

Saturday 30 July: 8 killed.

Baghdad: 4 by IEDs; 1 body.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.
Buhriz: 1 by IED.

Friday 29 July: 26 killed.

Mosul: 20 executed.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs; 1 body.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Taji: 1 by IED.

Thursday 28 July: 60 killed

Ajehlh: 40 bodies of police recruits found in mass grave.
Qayyarah: 14 executed.
Baghdad: 1 by IED; 2 bodies.
Taji: 2 by IED.
Hawija: 1 executed.