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.
Friday 6 March: 39 killed
Baghdad: 7 by IEDs, mortars; 1 body.
Mosul: 16 in coalition air strikes.
Falluja: 1 medic in coalition air strikes.
Samarra: 4 by suicide car bomber.
Muqdadiya: 3 bodies.
Yusufiya: 1 by AED.
Abu Saida: 1 by IED.
Tikrit: 2 explosives expects killed trying to dismantle bomb.
Alexandr1a: 1 by IED.
Basra: 1 body.
Samawah: 1 body.
Thursday 5 March: 32 killed
Baghdad: 19 by IEDs, car bomb, mortars, gunfire; 1 body.
Mosul: 2 executed.
Al-Muabidi: 4 in clashes.
Dujail: 5 in clashes.
Samarra: 1 body.
Wednesday 4 March: 5 killed
Baquba: 2 by IED, gunfire.
Samarra: 2 by gunfire.
Baghdad: 1 body.
Tuesday 3 March: 53 killed.
Al-Baghdadi: 32 executed; 3 killed in shelling.
Baghdad: 6 by IEDs; 1 body.
Dujail: 4 in clashes.
Baquba: 4 by IEDs.
Samarra: 1 body.
Albu Talha: 1 in clashes.
Ninewa: 1 executed.
Monday 2 March: 75 killed
Sinjar: 52 found in mass graves.
Baghdad: 8 by IEDs, gunfire.
Yusufiya: 3 bodies.
Tikrit: 4 executed.
Shirqat: 7 executed.
Sheikh Mohamed: 1 by car bomb.
Sunday 1 March: 14 killed
Baghdad: 6 by IEDs, gunfire; 5 bodies.
Al-Baghdadi: 2 children by mortars.
Taji: 1 child by IED.
Saturday 28 February: 89 killed.
Baghdad: 17 by IEDs, mortars, gunfire.
Balad Ruz: 14 by IEDs.
Samarra: 14 by suicide car bombers.
Mosul: 14 executed; 17 killed in coalition air strikes.
Falluja: 3 in exchanges of mortar fire.
Garma: 4 in exchanges of mortar fire.
Shamiya: 1 in exchanges of mortar fire.
Ishaqi: 2 by sniper.
Baghdad: 3 by mortars, suicide bomber.
FEBRUARY TOTAL: 1,472 CIVILIANS KILLED
693 IN ISIS EXECUTIONS
82 IN COALITION AIR STRIKES
56 BY THE IRAQI ARMY
641 BY UNKNOWN PERPS