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

Saturday 3 September: 68 killed.

Mutaibijah: 20 policemen killed in clashes.
Mosul: 22 executed.
Baghdad: 12 by IEDs, gunfire.
Tuz Khurmato: 7 by IED.
Shirqat: 3 by IED.
Hit: 3 women by mortars.
Nahrawan: 1 by IED.

Friday 2 September: 19 killed.

Baghdad: 13 by IEDs, rockets.
Yusufiya: 3 by IED.
Mandali: 2 by suicide bomber.
Rashad: 1 executed.

Thursday 1 September: 15 killed

Baghdad: 9 by IEDs, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Abu Ghraib: 1 by IED.
Nahrawan: 2 in clashes.
Sulaimaniya: 1 body.

Wednesday 31 August: 23 killed.

Tal Afar: 9 executed.
Baghdad: 7 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Abu Ghraib: 2 by mortars.
Hit: 4 by mortars.

AUGUST TOTAL: 1,363 civilians killed.

Tuesday 30 August: 38 killed

Riyadh: 13 executed.
Baghdad: 9 by IEDs,gunfire, suicide bomber; 3 bodies.
Sabaa al-Bour: 2 by IED; 1 body.
Taji: 2 by IED.
Abu Saida: 2 in clashes.
Shirqat: 2 by IED.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Mahaweel: 1 body.
Muqdadiya: 1 by gunfire.

Monday 29 August : 64 killed

Hamidat: 35 executed.
Ain al-Tamer: 17 by suicide bombers.
Baghdad: 3 by AEDs.
Shirqat: 5 by IED.
Nahrawan: 2 by IED.
Bour: 1 by IED.
Madain: 1 by IED.

Sunday 28 August: 44 killed.

Mosul: 36 executed.
Baghdad: 3 by IEDs; 1 body.
Hawija: 2 by grenade.
Kirkuk: 1 body.
Whelan: 1 body.