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Iraq Body Count (IBC) is an analytical project, not a news portal. Our procedure is to collect and reconcile every available, distinct report about each incident. For larger events, stories may run into the dozens and continue to emerge for days or weeks. This, and the inexorable rise in daily violent incidents, means that there is a considerable gap between the initial reporting of events and their first appearance in the IBC database.

However, we obtain an early impression of events within about 48 hours of first reports. This page provides our news gatherer's account of such recent events, but please keep in mind that these are not our final database entries. Rather, they should be considered an early update on civilian casualties.

Recent Events

Tuesday 31 January: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 merchant killed by gunmen in Al-Saydiyah;
1 woman's body found in Al-Ras.


JANUARY TOTAL: 56 CIVILIANS KILLED

Sunday 29 January: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 merchant killed by gunmen in Baladiyat;
1 woman's body found in Mudhaffar Square;
1 killed in armed conflict in Sadr City.

Saturday 28 January: 3 killed

Hilla: 1 child's body found.

Baghdad: 1 killed in clan conflict in Fadiliyah.

Numaniyah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Friday 27 January: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clan conflict in Fadiliyah.

Wednesday 25 January: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 merchant killed by gunmen in Nahrawan;
1 body found in Dora.

Tuesday 24 January: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clan conflict in Sadr City;
1 body found in Sheikh Omar;
1 killed by gunmen in Turath.

Monday 23 January: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in armed conflict in Sadr City.