Operation Iraqi Freedom

Iraqi Deaths

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Jul-11 63121
Jun-11 54150
May-11 65158
Apr-11 40112
Mar-11 43128
Feb-11 27106
Jan-11 14202
Dec-10 25103
Nov-10 28146
Oct-10 44141
Sep-10 46128
Aug-10 90273
Jul-10 37497
Jun-10 49127
May-10 48231
Apr-10 21240
Mar-10 31152
Feb-10 32204
Jan-10 17118
Dec-09 34253
Nov-09 1888
Oct-09 35285
Sep-09 6296
Aug-09 42397
Jul-09 47193
Jun-09 51316
May-09 39149
Apr-09 45302
Mar-09 49229
Feb-09 39163
Jan-09 54133
Dec-08 74246
Nov-08 27290
Oct-08 48240
Sep-08 98268
Aug-08 85226
Jul-08 98321
Jun-08 77373
May-08 110396
Apr-08 113631
Mar-08 161819
Feb-08 110564
Jan-08 69485
Dec-07 72476
Nov-07 89471
Oct-07 114565
Sep-07 96752
Aug-07 761598
Jul-07 2321458
Jun-07 1971148
May-07 1981782
Apr-07 3001521
Mar-07 2152762
Feb-07 1502864
Jan-07 911711
Dec-06 1231629
Nov-06 1231741
Oct-06 2241315
Sep-06 1503389
Aug-06 2332733
Jul-06 2171063
Jun-06 132738
May-06 150969
Apr-06 201808
Mar-06 191901
Feb-06 158688
Jan-06 189590
Dec-05 193344
Nov-05 176592
Oct-05 215463
Sep-05 233640
Aug-05 2821524
Jul-05 304518
Jun-05 296469
May-05 259572
Apr-05 199301
Mar-05 176257
Feb-05 103NA
Jan-05 109NA
Total Prior to 2005

12/31/08MOSUL - A decomposing body was found on Tuesday near Mosul, police said...Police said they found the body of a man who had been shot in the head and chest in central Mosul on Tuesday. 202
12/31/08MOSUL - Gunmen in central Mosul shot dead Mowaffaq al-Hamdani, a candidate in next month's provincial elections, police said. The gunmen also killed one policeman and wounded another during a police chas112
12/31/08MOSUL - Two people were killed and nine were wounded when two roadside bombs exploded in quick succession in northern Mosul...police said. The first bomb targeted a police patrol, causing no casualties.202
12/31/08SINJAR - A car bomb killed four people and wounded 45 more on Wednesday in Sinjar, a town located some 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad in the volatile Nineveh province.404
12/30/08Baghdad - Police found two dead bodies in Baghdad today. One was found in Binok on the Rusafa bank, the east bank of the Tigris River, and one was found in Hurriyah in Karkh on the west side of the Tigris River.202
12/30/08JALAWLA - A sniper shot dead a tribal leader in Jalawla district of Diyala province, 115 km (70 miles) northeast of Baghdad on Monday, a police captain said.101
12/30/08MOSUL - A civilian was killed by random gunfire in western Mosul, police said101
12/30/08MOSUL - Gunmen killed a civilian on Monday in a drive-by shooting in northern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.101
12/30/08Mosul - Gunmen killed a policeman in front of his house in Rashidiyah in Mosul on Monday.011
12/30/08Mosul - Gunmen killed a policeman in Suq al Shareen in downtown Mosul on Tuesday afternoon.011
12/29/08Mahaweel - A police officer, his wife and his daughter were killed by an adhesive bomb that was stuck to his car. The bomb detonated while the police officer was driving his car in Mahaweel area north of Hilla city on Monday morning.213
12/29/08MOSUL - One person was killed when a suicide bomber detonated explosives in a grocery shop in west Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. The bomber was also killed.101
12/28/08FALLUJA - A car bomb exploded near a police patrol, killing two people, one of them a policeman, and wounding 5, near the eastern entrance to the city of Falluja, 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.112
12/28/08Mosul - Around 10 am a suicide bomber detonated himself among demonstrators in Dawasa neighborhood in downtown Mosul. Four people were killed and 20 others were wounded.404
12/27/08Baghdad - Around 11 a.m. a suicide bomber detonated his car bomb near buses in Kadhemiyah neighborhood killing 24 and injuring 46. 24024
12/27/08BAGHDAD - The body of a man was found on Saturday in Baghdad, police said.101
12/27/08KIRKUK - An Iraqi soldier opened fire on and wounded a local provincial council member and killed his bodyguard in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, on Saturday, police said101
12/26/08BAGHDAD - A bomb blast on an Iraqi home killed a man and wounded his two sons in Baghdad's southern Dora district, police said.101
12/26/08BALAD RUZ - A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol killed three soldiers and wounded four in Balad Ruz, 90 km (55 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said033
12/26/08Falluja - A lorry was stopped in the checkpoint in Shihabi neighbourhood, northern Fallujah...the driver was asked for identification. The driver shot the policeman dead and was in turn killed by fire from the checkpoint security011
12/26/08Fallujah - A roadside bomb went off in the home of a member of the Local Council in Ameriyat al Fallujah, Wednesday, killing three children and their mother.303
12/26/08RAMADI - Three senior Islamist militants escaped from their cells in clashes overnight at a police station in Ramadi, 100 km (60 miles) west of Baghdad. The clashes killed seven police and seven militants, officials said.077
12/25/08BAGHDAD - A car bomb near a popular restaurant killed four people and wounded 25 in the Shi'ite district of Shula in northwestern Baghdad, police said.404
12/25/08Basra - Gunmen opened fire on one of the Fadhila party candidates in Sanghar neighborhood (south Basra) Wednesday night. The target, candidate Abdul Ameer Al-Musawi, wasn't hurt, but his brother in law was killed. 101
12/25/08MUQDADIYA - A suicide car bomb targeting a U.S. military patrol killed three people and wounded 14 in the town Muqdadiya, 80 km (50 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said.303
12/23/08KIFL - Police found a dead man, whose hands and feet were bound and who appeared to have been tortured, on Monday in the town of Kifl, 150 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.101
12/23/08KIRKUK - Police found the body of a man who had been stabbed to death in a residential area of eastern Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad.101
12/23/08MUSSAYAB - Police found the body of a man, who appeared to have been strangled, in the town of Mussayab, 60 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad.101
12/23/08TARMIYA - A roadside bomb killed five people, including a police colonel and his wife, and wounded three others when it exploded near a police convoy in Tarmiya, 25 km (15 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.235
12/22/08MOSUL - One person was killed in a mortar attack in a residential area of eastern Mosul, police said. 101
12/21/08MOSUL - A roadside bomb killed two Iraqi soldiers in Mosul on Saturday, police said. 022
12/20/08MOSUL - Gunmen killed a policeman on Saturday in the city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.011
12/19/08BAGHDAD - Iraqi police discovered seven decomposing, severed heads and two decomposing bodies in an half-built house in the Ur district of eastern Baghdad, police said.707
12/18/08KIRKUK - Police reported the discovery of the slain body of Jelawish Hussein, a member of the Communist party in Kirkuk, who was stabbed in her home. Kirkuk is 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad.101
12/18/08MOSUL - Gunmen killed an off-duty traffic cop in western Mosul, police said.011
12/17/08Baghdad - A double explosion in Nahda in downtown Baghdad has killed 18 people and injured 52 others around 11 a.m. ...Among the casualties, three traffic policemen who were killed and eight others were wounded in that incident 15318
12/17/08Mosul - A magnetic bomb detonated under a civilian car in Thawra neighborhood in Mosul city yesterday night( on Tuesday). Two people were killed who were inside that car.202
12/17/08Mosul - A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in Palestine street (south Mosul). Two people were killed and four others wounded including two policemen.202
12/16/08Baghdad - Three people were killed (two members of the national police and a civilian) and 13 people were wounded (two policemen and 11 civilians) by a roadside bomb in Karrada neighborhood in downtown Baghdad around 10 a.m. 303
12/16/08Diyala - Four Iraqi soldiers were killed by a parked car bomb in Sadiyah, a city 50 miles east of Baquba around 9 a.m.044
12/16/08Diyala - Gunmen killed Sattar al Hadidi, a leader of the Sahwa council in Sadiyah while Hadid was leaving the mosque on Monday evening.101
12/16/08MOSUL - A bomb killed two civilians in al-Shoura town, 60 km (40 miles) south of the northern city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad on Monday, police said.202
12/15/08KHAN DHARI - Nine policemen were killed and 31 wounded when a suicide bomber drove a car full of explosives at their checkpoint in Khan Dhari...Another police source put the death toll at three, with 30 wounded.099
12/15/08MOSUL - Gunmen killed a woman in her home in eastern Mosul, police said. 101
12/15/08MOSUL - Gunmen killed seven people from a single family, members of the minority Yazidi sect, when they stormed into their home in the town of Sinjar, west of Mosul. Mosul is 390 km (240 miles) northwest of Baghdad, police said.707
12/15/08TARMIYA - A female suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest in the town of Tarmiya, 25 km (15 miles) north of Baghdad, killing the leader of a U.S.-backed neighbourhood patrol, police said. The man's son was also wounded.011
12/13/08Baghdad - Gunmen assassinated Brigadier General, Hussein Derwish Alwan, official in the Ministry of Interior near Shalal market in Shaab neighbourhood, northern Baghdad at 7 p.m. Saturday.101
12/11/08Kirkuk - A suicide bomber struck a crowded restaurant in northern Iraq on Thursday where Kurdish officials were meeting with Arab tribal leaders to negotiate longstanding ethnic tensions, killing at least 55 people, police said.55055
12/10/08Taji - Police found one dead body in Taji (north of Baghdad) in Karkh bank in Baghdad today.101
12/08/08Fallujah - A joint force of Iraqi Police and US military found 20 unidentified corpses in Albyar area southeast of Ramadi city on Monday morning. The corpses were moved to Fallujah and buried in al Maadhidi cemetery in downtown Fallujah .20020
12/07/08KIRKUK - Three policemen were killed in three separate roadside bomb attacks in Kirkuk on Sunday, police said. At least two police were wounded in the attacks. Kirkuk is 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad.303
12/07/08MOSUL - Two members of the Yazidi religious minority were killed by gunmen in a shop in northern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.202
12/06/08BAGHDAD - A bomb attached to a pickup truck killed one person and wounded three people in southern Baghdad, police said.101
12/06/08BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb exploded in southern Baghdad on Friday near a patrol manned by police and neighbourhood guards, killing two people and wounding two others.202
12/06/08BAQUBA - A bomb exploded inside a cafe near Baquba on Saturday, killing one person and wounding 27 others, including eight members of a local Awakening Council, police said. Baquba is 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad.101
12/06/08BAQUBA - Armed men attacked the headquarters of an Awakening Council, a neighbourhood guard unit, east of Baquba before dawn on Saturday, killing three people and wounding four Awakening guards.303
12/06/08KIRKUK - A suicide bomber killed one policeman and wounded six people, including police and civilians, near a police academy on Saturday in central Kirkuk, according to Serhat Qader, a police brigadier based in Kirkuk.011
12/06/08MOSUL - Armed men shot and killed a civilian on Friday in eastern Mosul, police said.101
12/06/08UDHAIM - One of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani's security guards was killed by a roadside bomb in Udhaim, 90 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. The guard was off duty.011
12/05/08BAGHDAD - A bomb attached to a vehicle killed Wathab Kareem, an inspector for the Labour Ministry, and wounded two civilians in central Baghdad on Thursday, police said.101
12/05/08MOSUL - A roadside bomb killed a policeman and wounded a civilian when struck a police patrol on Thursday in northern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.011
12/04/08FALLUJA - Two coordinated suicide truck bombs outside police stations killed at least 15 people, wounded 147 others and leveled six houses in Falluja, 50 km (32 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.15015
12/04/08MOSUL - Gunmen shot dead an on duty police officer in central Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.011
12/03/08Mosul - Pupils were leaving the school after finishing their classes when the bomb placed in a cart in the northern city of Mosul was detonated, killing four people and wounding 12.404
12/02/08Hilla - In a second attack, a roadside bomb targeting an army patrol killed five soldiers in Hilla, south of Baghdad, police and an eyewitness said.055
12/02/08Tal Afar - In the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar, a car bomb killed five men and wounded 30, including five children, Sabih Hussein, a senior medic in the city's main hospital, told Reuters.505
12/01/08BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed three people and wounded 13 when it exploded next to the patrol of Iraqi Major-General Mudhar al-Mawla in the Sulaikh district of northern Baghdad.303
12/01/08BAGHDAD -- Iraqi police said the blasts killed 15 people and the suicide bomber. Iraqi officials said the victims were young recruits. Some hospital officials put the death toll at 20..01515
12/01/08Kirkuk - Police found 12 unidentified bodies in south Kirkuk.12012
12/01/08Mosul - 16 Iraqis were killed, most of them policemen, and 37 others were injured when a suicide car bomber attacked a joint convoy of Iraqi police and US military in New Mosul area in west Mosul city around 1 p.m.61016
12/01/08MOSUL - Gunmen killed the principal of an Islamic studies high school in a drive-by shooting in Mosul, police said.101
12/01/08Mosul - Gunmen killed two women in al Yarmouk neighborhood in west Mosul city on Monday morning.202

This is not a complete list, nor can we verify these totals. This is simply a compilation of deaths reported by news agencies. Actual totals for Iraqi deaths are much higher than the numbers recorded on this site.

Deaths Since April 28, 2005
(Shiite-led government announced):

Police/Mil: 8321
Civilians: 50253
Total: 58574

Deaths Since February 22, 2006
(Al Askari Mosque bombing):

Police/Mil: 6023
Civilians: 44145
Total: 50168

For a detail list of Iraqi Deaths please see
The Iraqi Body Count
For a detail Report on mortality before and after the 2003 invasion of Iraq see
The Lancet Study (PDF)