The public record of violent deaths following the 2003 invasion of Iraq
- The blurring of war and peace, tyranny and democracy, captivity and liberation
- 11 years on and Iraq is officially at peace. Yet the lines between peace and war have become so blurred, that doubt is cast on both past statements and current realities. 19 Mar 2014
- The Trenching of Faults: Iraq 2013
- An overview of the year’s violence against civilians Jan 2014
- IBC staff co-author new Syria report
- When victimless crimes matter and victims don't
- The War in Iraq: 10 years and counting
- Contains Flashing Images
- 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
Tuesday 15 April: 26 killed
Falluja: 5 killed by shelling.
APRIL 1-15 CASUALTIES: 461 CIVILIANS KILLED.
Monday 14 April: 18 killed
Falluja: 3 by shelling.
APRIL CASUALTIES SO FAR: 435 CIVILIANS KILLED.