The public record of violent deaths following the 2003 invasion of Iraq
- Another year of relentless violence in Iraq
- IBC’s 2016 analysis of civilian deaths 12 Jan 2017
- Lest we forget
- 30 Dec 2016
- UK showed no real interest in monitoring civilian casualties
- Besieged: Living and Dying in Fallujah
- Iraq: wars and casualties, 13 years on
- Iraq 2015: A Catastrophic Normal
- 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.
IBC's data is drawn from cross-checked media reports, hospital, morgue, NGO and official figures or records (see About IBC). You can contribute to IBC's work in several ways, including with a donation.
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
Thursday 23 March: 354 killed
Mosul: 230 by coalition air strikes; 108 in booby-trapped houses; 3 by mortar shelling; 1 by rocket; 3 women executed; 1 by IED.
Wednesday 22 March: 27 killed
Mosul: 19 by shelling.