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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

Monday 24 July : 149 killed

Mosul: 60 bodies found in mass grave; 4 killed by car bomb.

Anbar: 74 civilians fleeing IS starve to death in desert.

Baghdad: 2 women's bodies found with stab wounds -one a dentist, the other a TV presenter; 2 killed by IED in Maalif.

Samawah: 3 brothers killed by landmine.

Kirkuk: 1 KPD member in armed attack.

Tal Afar: 1 doctor executed.

Hawija: 1 executed.

Balad Ruz: 1 elderly woman by gunfire.

Sunday 23 July: 14 killed.

Baquba: 5 killed by IED in al-Hadid district.

Baaj: 7 men killed by security forces during failed attack.

Fallujah: 1 policeman by car bomb.

Karbala: 1 man during clashes between clans.

Saturday 22 July: 2 killed.

Baghdad: 1 body of Sunni man found bound and tortured, abducted and killed by Shia militia; 1 doctor dies of stab wounds, after being attacked in the hospital.

Friday 21 July: 3 killed

Riyadh: 1 body of photojournalist found, possibly executed.

Baghdad: 1 body of young man found bound, tortured and shot at Ramaniya gardens.

Hilla: 1 body of young woman found.

Thursday 20 July: 7 killed

Hawija: 3 civilians, including 2 children, killed by IED.

Mosul: 2 bodies of journalists found.

Baghdad: 1, head of the projects department in the Baghdad Provincial Council, shot by unknown gunmen; 1 body found with stab wounds.

Wednesday 19 July: 31 killed

Mosul: 17 bodies of men executed by security forces found; 8 killed by IEDs; 1 shot.

Baghdad: 1 killed by IED; 1 body found.

Maysan: 2 killed in clashes in different areas.

Shirqat: 1 executed.

Tuesday 18 July: 11 killed

Mosul: 5 children's bodies found under rubble; 1 man killed during clashes.

Dubiz: 5 shot, including village mayor and members of his family.