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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

Wednesday 28 February: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunfire in Bab Marouk.

Lake Hamrin: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.


Tuesday 27 February: 7 killed

Shatt al-Arab: 1 wona's body found.

Dhi Qar: 1 young man is killed in clashes.

Kabisa: 2 children killed in landmine explosion.

Mahmudiya: 2 bodies found with stab wounds.

Baghdad: 1 Sahwa member by gunfire.

Monday 26 February: 1 killed

Tarmiya: 1 killed by IED.

Sunday 25 February: 9 killed

Kirkuk: 2 policemen killed by gunmen.

Basra: 2 women killed by gunmen.

Nasiriya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Imam Wes: 1 killed by gunmen.

Saadia: 1 body found with gunshot wounds in Lake Hamrin.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Zafaraniya;
1 killed by IED at a market in Radwaniya.

Saturday 24 February: 6 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen;
1 by IED in Diyala Bridge.

Hawija: 1 by IED.

Awainat: 3 bodies found with gunshot wounds.

Friday 23 February: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by IED in Abu Ghraib;
1 killed by gunmen in Ur.

Madain: 1 killed by IED.

Thursday 22 February: 10 killed

Mosul: 8 bodies pulled from rubble.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Dora.

Mahmudiya: 1 body found.