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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 31 August: 2 killed

Muqdadiya: 1 killed in terrorist attack on house.

Maysan: 1 body found.

AUGUST TOTAL: 81 CIVILIANS KILLED

Sunday 30 August: 5 killed

Al-Hetawin: 4 members of a family killed by IS.

Mosul: 1 body found.

Friday 28 August: 1 killed

Sulaimaniyah: 1 detainee dies of torture.

Wednesday 26 August: 5 killed

Sinjar: 2 killed inside car by Turkish airstrikes.

Khanaqin: 2 brothers kidnapped and killed by IS;
1 killed by IS in ambush.

Tuesday 25 August: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Saba Qusour.

Maysan: 1 killed by gunmen.

Monday 24 August: 3 killed

Maysan: 3 men shot as they leave Court of Appeals.

Saturday 22 August: 8 killed

Yusufiya: 7 bodies found.

Mosul: 1 body found.