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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

Sunday 16 January: 1 killed

Al-Azami: 1 15-year-old shepherd killed by explosive.

Saturday 15 January: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 17-year-old boy killed in Sadr City.

Friday 14 January: 2 killed

Hamdaniya: 1 Yazidi man killed.

Suq Al-Shuyoukh: 1 man hanged.

Thursday 13 January: 2 killed

Al-Gharraf: 2 (father and son) killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 12 January: 3 killed

Al-Bayat: 1 teacher killed by gunmen.

Muthanna: 1 shepherd killed by an explosive.

Basra: 1 14-year-old girl killed by her father in 'honour' killing.

Tuesday 11 Janury: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Zafaraniya; she was a 20-year-old woman.

Hilla: 1 body found.

Saturday 8 January: 3 killed

Amarah: 1 young man's body found; he had been shot 11 times. He was Muslim Abu al-Rish, leader in the Sadrist movement.

Mosul: 2 bodies found.