The public record of violent deaths following the 2003 invasion of Iraq
- Iraq 2014: Civilian deaths almost doubling year on year
- An overview of the year’s violence 1 Jan 2015
- The language and actions of states and non-states
- Unspeakable crimes, indefensible actions, always in a ‘good cause’ 16 Oct 2014
- The Casualties of Support
- IBC's response to General Sir Mike Jackson
- The blurring of war and peace, tyranny and democracy, captivity and liberation
- The Trenching of Faults: Iraq 2013
- Earlier analysis from IBC…
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Iraq Body Count maintains the world’s largest public database of violent civilian deaths since the 2003 invasion, as well as separate running total which includes combatants.
Key IBC publications
- Civilian deaths in “noble” Iraq mission pass 10,000
- A Dossier on Civilian Casualties in Iraq 2003-2005
- Post-surge violence: its extent and nature
- How can the utility of press reports be assessed?
- How has IBC been used by others?
“We don’t do body counts”General Tommy Franks
Iraq Body Count
Friday 27 February: 45 killed
Baghdad: 12 killed by rockets, IEDs, gunfire; 6 bodies.
Thursday 26 February: 165 killed
North of Tikrit: 100 bodies found in two mass graves.