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

04/30/05A suicide car bomb exploded Saturday near the offices of the National Dialogue Council... The blast killed two Iraqi civilians and wounded 18, police said.202
04/30/05Another suicide car bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol exploded Saturday near the Mohammad Rasoul Allah Mosque in eastern Baghdad, killing two Iraqi women and a girl, and seriously wounding four soldiers, police Lt. Col. Ahmed Abboud Effait said. 303
04/30/05In other violence, a female passer-by was killed and four Iraqi commandos wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on a police convoy Saturday in the northern city of Mosul, police and medical sources said.101
04/30/05Meanwhile, police found the bodies of two young men shot to death in Latifiya, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Baghdad, according to Captain Mohammed al-Haidari.202
04/30/05Two Iraqis — a policeman and a former official in Saddam Hussein's Baath Party — also died in shootings Saturday in Baghdad, police said. 112
04/29/05A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi border guard patrol killed one Iraqi soldier and wounded two west of Basra.011
04/29/05A suicide attacker blew up an ambulance packed with explosives near a police special forces patrol in Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad, killing four Iraqis, including two policemen. Twenty Iraqis were injured112
04/29/05Four car bombs exploded in Madain, 12 miles southeast of Baghdad, killing 13 people and wounding 20. Insurgents detonated a roadside bomb, then sent two suicide car bombers from two different directions...13013
04/29/05The first one hit an Iraqi army patrol, the second a police patrol and the third and fourth at separate barricades near the headquarters of the police special forces unit...those attacks killed at least 20 Iraqis, including 15 soldiers and five civilians.51520
04/28/05a police lieutenant colonel was shot dead in a separate incident in the capital.011
04/28/05In new attacks Thursday, insurgents fired at least six mortar rounds toward a U.S. military base Musayyib, 40 miles south of Baghdad, but hit a nearby bus station instead, killing four Iraqis and wounding 21.404
04/28/05In the capital, Lt. Col. Alaa Khalil Ibrahim, who worked in the visa section of the Interior Ministry, was shot dead on the way to work by gunmen in an eastern Baghdad neighborhood, police said. 011
04/28/05Six Iraqi soldiers and five civilians were also killed in a string of attacks in the restive Sunni areas north of Baghdad, security sources said.5611
04/27/05A roadside bomb exploded Wednesday in Samarra, killing an Iraqi soldier and injuring three others. 011
04/27/05Barbers in the al-Shaab district and adjacent neighbourhoods of Baghdad closed their businesses after three were shot dead by attackers who sprayed their shopfronts with gunfire. 303
04/27/05Blast kills two Iraqi soldiers, wounds five others. Meanwhile, one Iraqi policeman was killed by unknown gunman on a road leading to a training camp in southern Basra today. 033
04/27/05Gunmen shot dead a member of Iraq's parliament outside her house in Baghdad Wednesday, Iraqi police said. They identified the victim as Lame'a abed Khadawi, a member of caretaker Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's political party101
04/27/05In Baghdad Wednesday, gunmen opened fire on the convoy of a senior Iraqi police officer, wounding him and killing two of his bodyguards.202
04/27/05Shiite cleric Qassem Abdul Majid was gunned down by unknown militants in the holy city of Najaf, about 100 miles south of Baghdad, as he drove to work with his wife, police said.101
04/27/05Today in the afternoon, Iraqi Police found two bodies that drifted along the Tigris River in vicinity of As Suwairah, It happened about fifty-five kilometers north-east of Al Hillah202
04/26/05On Tuesday, a sniper killed the driver of an oil tanker in a joint Iraqi-US convoy near Farhatiyah some 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of Baghdad, Lieutenant Colonel Hameed Ahmed said.101
04/25/05In other violence, one Iraqi civilian was killed and another wounded late Monday in a roadside bombing targeting a military convoy in Zuwiyah, 230 kilometers (145 miles) north of Baghdad, police captain Hazim Aswad said.101
04/24/05A double suicide bomb attack on a police academy in the city of Tikrit in northern Iraq has killed six people and wounded about 30, police say...[a doctor at Tikrit General Hospital, said four policemen and two civilians were killed]246
04/24/05A vehicle packed with explosives was driven into a crowd gathered...in Baghdad's western al-Shoulah neighborhood... a second suicide car bomber plowed into the crowd. At least 23 people were killed and 41 wounded23023
04/24/05Iraqi police discovered the bodies of three people — including one wearing an Iraqi Army uniform — in a river in the center of the country, the Polish military said Monday. The bodies were found late Sunday evening near Tahir, 25 miles east of Diwaniyah213
04/23/05An Iraqi civilian was killed by a roadside bomb on a highway in Samarra, 60 miles north of Baghdad, said police Lt. Qassim Mohamed101
04/23/05Another bomb detonated on a busy road that connects with the perilous highway to the airport, police Capt. Thamir Talib said. One Iraqi was killed and seven wounded, hospital officials said.101
04/23/05In a separate attack in Yusifiya, 40 kilometres south of Baghdad, another two soldiers were killed and three injured when their convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device.022
04/23/05In another incident, a car exploded Saturday near the southern port of Basra, killing two passengers and wounding two children nearby,202
04/23/05Saturday...roadside bomb that exploded near an Iraqi army convoy on the outskirts of Baghdad, killing nine soldiers and wounded 20, police said.099
04/23/05Two people, including a 10-year-old girl, were killed in separate bombings in the restive city of Baquba northeast of Baghdad, police said Saturday.202
04/22/05A car bomb exploded during Friday prayers at a Shi’ite mosque in Baghdad, killing 11 people and wounding 20, police said. The 11011
04/22/05Gunmen shot dead on Friday a manager of a government prison in the northern city of Mosul...Khaled Abdullah, the man in charge of the prison, located in a suburban region of the city, was shot dead by gunmen in two speeding cars101
04/22/05Nineteen executed Iraqi soldiers bodies, kidnapped a few days before at a rebel checkpoint, were found dumped near the oil refinery town of Baiji, north of Baghdad, Iraqi police said01919
04/20/05A car bomb targeting Allawi's motorcade killed two policemen. This was the fifth attempt on the prime minister's life. 022
04/20/05In eastern Baghdad, a Health Ministry car was attacked by armed men, killing the Iraqi driver and wounding one unidentified passenger, said police Colonel Hasan Jalub. 101
04/20/05In Sadr City in eastern Baghdad, armed men in a speeding car opened fire on policeman Ali Talib as he walked towards his car, killing him, said police Colonel Husain Abd al-Wahid011
04/20/05In the southern city of Basra...Abd al-Batat, a former aide to Saddam Hussein's half brother, Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hasan, was killed on Tuesday when fighters opened fire on him outside his home, said police Lieutenant-Colonel Karim al-Zaydi. 101
04/20/05Iraqi Defense Ministry identified 19 bullet-riddled bodies found Wednesday in Haditha, 220 kilometers northwest of Baghdad, as fishermen, not soldiers as initially rumored.19019
04/20/05The bodies of more than 50 iraqi hostages have been found in the Tigris River south of Baghdad, according to the Iraqi president, Jalal Talabani.50050
04/20/05Two car bomb attacks killed two Iraqi civilians and wounded eight on Wednesday, police said. Two Iraqis were killed and five wounded in an attack on a U.S. military convoy in the Amariya district of western Baghdad, they said. 202
04/19/05In a separate attack, gunmen shot dead an academic on his way from home to Baghdad University. Professor Fouad Ibrahim Mohamed al-Bayati was head of the German language department.101
04/19/05In other violence targeting the military, insurgents opened fire on Iraqi soldiers in Khalidiyah town, 75 miles west of Baghdad, killing four soldiers and wounding seven, police and hospital officials said.044
04/19/05Seven bodies were found Tuesday in the Wihda district, south of Baghdad, police Capt. Hamadi al-Zubaidi said. Three of them were in military uniforms and the rest carried documents identifying them as Finance Ministry employees, he said.437
04/19/05The blast occurred in the Azamiyah section of the capital about 20 yards from the front gate of the recruitment center, killing at least six Iraqis, including two soldiers, and wounding 44, said police Col. Hussein Mutlaq.426
04/18/05An Iraqi police general was murdered on his way to work in the main northern city of Mosul, police said Monday. Brigadier General Yunis Mohammed Sulaiman, police spokesman in Mosul, was killed in his car on Sunday, they said.011
04/18/05An Iraqi policeman was killed in a roadside bomb attack in the refinery town of Baiji, said police. 011
04/18/05In northern Iraq, an interpreter for US forces and an Iraqi soldier were killed when a mortar fell on an Iraq army position near Shirkat, 300 kilometres north of the capital, said Mohammed Owali, an Iraq army commander. 112
04/18/05In the southern city of Basra, at least two police were killed and 11 wounded when two roadside bombs went off as a police bus drove by, said police spokesman Colonel Karim al-Zaidi.022
04/18/05In Tuz, one Iraqi soldier was killed and another wounded in a small-arms attack, police said. And in the northern oil city of Kirkuk, police found the body of a young Iraqi who had been shot dead.112
04/18/05Monday evening attack...General Hussein Hato al-Jabeeri, and his driver were shot dead in their car in Amara, some 350 kilometres (210 miles) southeast of Baghdad, a police captain said.112
04/18/05On Monday, two Iraqi policemen were killed and six injured when a roadside bomb exploded as their two patrol cars drove through Basra in southern Iraq, said police Capt. Alaa Hasan.022
04/18/05several men in army uniforms late Monday forced their way into the...home of Major General Adnan Faush Farawni, a senior advisor to the defence ministry.Both he and his son, Captain Alladin Farawni, who worked in intelligence, were shot dead022
04/18/05Tareq Hassoun Kadhem, a travel agent who worked in the Green Zone that houses the Iraqi government and the US embassy, was gunned down as he drove through the west of the capital, an interior ministry official said.101
04/18/05The Army of Ansar al-Sunna has said it abducted and shot dead three Iraqis working at a US base. The captives said on a video posted on the internet that they were hired to maintain a swimming pool at the US base near the capital Baghdad.303
04/18/05Two other Iraqi soldiers were killed and one wounded when mortars fell on their barracks in Al-Duluiyah, an army spokesman said. 022
04/17/05A high-ranking Defense Ministry adviser was assassinated late Monday night by armed gunmen at his house in southern Baghdad. Maj. Gen. Adnan Qaragholi was killed when 10 gunmen forced their way into his house in the Doura neighborhood.101
04/17/05A roadside bomb exploded Sunday morning at a civilian car in Dhuluiyah, north of Baghdad, killing three people, including two police officers, a police officer said.123
04/16/05A bomb exploded in a crowded restaurant northeast of Baghdad at lunchtime Saturday, killing at least 13 Iraqis. [previous listing - 7 police killed] 336
04/16/05A policeman was also killed overnight by a bomb in Tuz, near Tikrit, north of Baghdad, while a member of an oil protection force was killed in a clash with suspected insurgents in Baiji. 022
04/16/05An Iraqi civilian was killed and three were injured in a car blast west of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, Saturday, an Iraqi police source said.101
04/16/05An Iraqi soldier was killed and another wounded overnight in an explosion in the Al-Mutassim area near Samarra, north of Baghdad, and four civilians were wounded in a car bomb attack at dawn Saturday in the same area against an Iraqi army convoy011
04/16/05armed men opened fire against Major Amar Hussein at Al-Iskan district in Baghdad...Meanwhile...masked insurgents broke into the house of Lieutenant Colonel Hassan Al-Jaghaini last night and opened fire at him, his son and nephew. 022
04/16/05Insurgents killed three members of Iraq's security forces on Saturday by firing from speeding vehicles at army soldiers and policemen in the northern city of Kirkuk, officials said. 033
04/16/05Iraqi Police and workers sift through the remains after an explosion leveled a restaurant often used by police in Baqouba, Iraq Saturday, April 16, 2005. Seven policemen were killed and six other people were wounded, police said077
04/15/05A car bomb intended for a U.S. convoy passing through Baghdad's upscale Mansour neighbourhood killed at least one person and wounded five, police and witnesses said.101
04/15/05A police officer and an Iraqi soldier were killed in separate incidents in the northern oil centre of Kirkuk, security officials said022
04/15/05Across town a few minutes later, a bomb targeting Iraqi National Guard troops killed one civilian and wounded three others, police said.101
04/15/05In a similar attack late on Thursday night, two Iraqi policemen were killed near Tuz in the northern Salaheddin province.022
04/15/05Three Iraqi soldiers were killed at dawn on Friday when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Balad, north of the Iraqi capital, said army Captain Mohammed Nuri.033
04/14/05A suicide bomber steered his car into an Iraqi police patrol south of Baghdad late Thursday night, killing four officers044
04/14/05Back-to-back car bombs exploded Thursday outside the ministry that controls Iraq's police...The attack claimed 18 lives. [note: some of the dead are suspected to be police]18018
04/14/05Gunmen hit police patrolling near the central Iraq city of Baqouba, killing one officer and wounding three, Lt Col Muthafar al-Jubori said.011
04/14/05In Latifiya, south of the capital, gunmen shot dead the mayor. And in Baquba a bomb blew up as a U.S. convoy was passing, wounding at least two, police said.101
04/14/05In the capital, attackers shot 1st Lt Firas Hussein in the head and torso as he made his way to work at Iraq’s intelligence service, police Maj Mousa Abdul Karim said.011
04/14/05Near Kirkuk, seven gunmen riding in two vehicles fired on a police station shortly after dawn Thursday, killing five police officers and one civilian, police Brig. Sarhat Qadir said. 066
04/13/05A car bomb exploded near a U.S. convoy outside Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Wednesday, killing five Iraqis and slightly wounding four American contractors, the U.S. military said.505
04/13/05Another booby-trapped car driven by a suicide bomber exploded in Tel Afar, near Mosul in northern Iraq, killing five Iraqis and wounding 14 others.505
04/13/05Twelve Iraqi policemen trying to defuse a roadside bomb north-west of Kirkuk were killed yesterday when they were caught in the blast from a second device hidden near by. 01212
04/12/05A car bomb targeting a U S convoy killed at least five Iraqis in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul today. A second car bomb targeted another U S convoy near Mosul hours after the first blast. There was no immediate word on casualties.505
04/12/05Al-Badawi's motorcade was sprayed with a hail of gunfire from gunmen in two speeding cars in Al-Adl district, killing a policeman and wounding four others, the police added.011
04/12/05another car bomb in nearby Talafar, a car bomb killed five people and wounded eight, including seven children, the U.S. military said. 505
04/12/05Militants ambushed a convoy carrying a senior interior ministry official in the Iraqi capital, killing a bodyguard and injuring three other people, including his son, an official in the ministry said.101
04/12/05Twenty Iraqis have been killed and 22 injured after US helicopters and heavy artillery bombed houses in al-Rummana village, north of al-Qaim city, Aljazeera reported.20020
04/11/05A bomb blast killed an Iraqi military officer in the region of Al-Toz in the governorate of Kirkuk on Monday, the Multi-National Forces said in a statement.011
04/11/05A suicide car bombing occurred on Monday evening in Iraq's Samarra, killing three Iraqis and wounding more than 20 others including five children and a woman. "I saw a pickup truck ram into a four-vehicle US convoy," said a witness.303
04/11/05In the nothern suburbs of the city [Mosul], a police officer was shot dead, the sources said.011
04/11/05Monday in the western Iraqi town of Qaim...forces clashed with insurgents immediately after the attacks. An official at the hospital in Qaim said two civilians were killed and three wounded in the clashes.202
04/11/05The bullet-riddled bodies of three Iraqis were found in nearby al-Dujail with a note stuck on them signed by the group of Jordanian-born militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the top Al-Qaeda operative in Iraq. 303
04/10/05A civilian was killed and three policemen were injured in an attack by missiles that targeted an Iraqi procession in al-Maidan quarters in the downtown of Musil city.101
04/10/05In al-Zafaranah to the south of Baghdad, a member in the Higher Council For The Islamic Revolution In Iraq was killed by gunmen and another was injured, according to a source at the ministry of the interior.101
04/10/05Iraqi police officials say an officer was killed Sunday and another was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in al-Haditha...Police Maj. Ziyad Khalaf Mekhlif...was killed011
04/10/05Iraqi security sources said that gunmen opened fire at a members of Ninawa governorate council Ojeil Mohsin Ojeil, while he was riding his car in al-Ma'moun area to the south of Musil city, and killed him immediately.101
04/10/05Sunday on the road linking Baghdad and Karkouk city to the north was followed by clashes between gunmen and the police, and resulted in killing one Iraqi soldier and injuring three, one is in a critical health condition011
04/10/05The police found near Beiji, in the north of Baghdad, the body of one security man in charge of protecting oil installations..101
04/10/05Two bodies for Iraqi soldiers killed by the bullets of gunmen were admitted to al-Kout hospital to the south of Baghdad. 022
04/10/05two contractors working for the American army were killed in a similar attack in the same quarters. The body of one officer in the Iraqi army was found. He was slaughtered in the northern part of the quarters213
04/09/05Saturday, in the troubled northern city of Mosul, a car bomb detonated near a police patrol, killing at least two policemen and injuring 13 civilians, Dr. Baha al-Deen al-Bakry of the Jumhouri hospital said.022
04/08/05Dahir Habib was driving in the al-Dora section of the city when gunmen in another car shot him, an Iraqi police official said. Habib died at al-Yarmouk hospital.011
04/08/05Four children collecting trash were killed Friday by a homemade bomb in Baghdad, and masked gunmen killed an Iraqi Army officer in a restaurant in the southern city of Basra, police said. 404
04/08/05Friday, police in Kirkuk, about 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Baghdad, said one driver was killed in an attack that set several Turkish oil tankers ablaze the prior night. Six others were wounded. 101
04/08/05Gunmen shot dead an aide of the radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in southern Baghdad, Sadr's spokesman said Saturday.101
04/08/05In the northern city of Mosul, a bomb attack on an Iraqi army patrol killed three soldiers and wounded 20, said Iraqi Maj. Gen. Khalil Ahmed al-Obeidi. Seven assailants were captured, he said 033
04/08/05Militants shot and killed 15 Iraqi soldiers south of Baghdad, Iraqi police said Saturday.01515
04/08/05The bodies of 10 slain civilians have been found near Baquba in northern Iraq, a hospital official said Friday.10010
04/07/05The bodies of 11 Iraqis who were shot dead have been discovered near the western city of Ramadi. Police and a hospital official say the victims had worked at an American military base. It is believed they were killed yesterday. 11011
04/07/05Three masked gunmen killed an Iraqi Army officer, Maj. Mahmoud Hassan al-Yassiri, late Thursday in the southern city of Basra, Capt. Firas al-Timimi of the Iraqi Army said.011
04/06/05A huge bomb exploded near a bus filled with Iraqi soldiers returning from leave Tuesday, killing at least three and wounding at least 44 in an attack that showed how even a payroll issue in Iraq can turn deadly. 033
04/06/05Wednesday...One Iraqi soldier was killed and 11 others were injured in the shootout. The U.S. military had previously reported that two U.S. soldiers were killed in the same area.011
04/05/05A car bomb blew up on Tuesday at an Iraqi army check point in Baghdad's Ameriyah neighborhood, killing at least two civilians, witnesses said.202
04/05/05A shootout erupted Monday when Iraqi soldiers encountered dozens of insurgents. At least one Iraqi soldier was killed.011
04/05/05A Sunni cleric, Hilal Karim, was killed in a drive-by shooting as he was entering his mosque in the New Baghdad neighborhood of the capital, police Col. Ahmed Aboud said. Karim served as the assistant to the mosque's imam.101
04/05/05In Hillah, a member of the Babil provincial council, Salim Hilal, was gunned down as he was heading to work, police spokesman Capt. Muthana Khalid said. He said two suspects were arrested.101
04/05/05In the central city of Baqouba, gunmen wounded a government translator and killed her father in a drive-by shooting, said Brig. Gen. Adil Molan of the Diyala provincial police.101
04/05/05Iraqi police have found the corpses of 10 Iraqi soldiers buried in the Jurf al-Sakhr area, south of Baghdad, Aljazeera reported. 01010
04/05/05One policeman was killed and two others were injured when a roadside bomb hit their car in the southern city of Basra, police Col. Karim al-Zeidi said.011
04/03/05In the main northern city of Mosul, two traffic policemen were gunned down by insurgents at around 11.30 am local time in the western al-Islah al-Zirahi district, Police Major Mohammed Fathi said.022
04/02/05A car bomb exploded as Iraqi police were checking it north of Baghdad Saturday, killing four policemen and a civilian, Iraqi officials said.145
04/02/05A corpse was also discovered near Himreen in Salahuddin province, said Major Mohammed Wadi, adding that police believed the corpse was that of a captain kidnapped one month ago with five other soldiers in Salman Bek.011
04/02/05In the Iraqi city of Tikrit, three Iraqis were killed after their boat came under fire from a US helicopter patrolling the Tigris River north of the city.101
04/02/05The Americans after being targeted by unknown individuals in Khalediyeh, west of Baghdad on Saturday shotIraqi policemen, killing two and wounding four others.022
04/01/05a roadside bomb explosion intended for a military convoy killed three civilians and wounded eight in the northern city of Kirkuk on Friday, police and hospitals officials said.303
04/01/05gunmen have killed a local chief of police in an ambush in Balad Ruz...Hatem Rashid Mohammad was killed along with another police officer as they visited a police stations.022
04/01/05Reports say a third policeman died on Friday when police stormed a house they believed contained insurgents.011

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)