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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

Saturday 29 February: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 protester killed by security forces in Al-Khilani Square.

Baaj: 2 killed in clashes;
1 killed by military when they opened fire at funeral procession.

FEBRUARY TOTAL: 147 CIVILIANS KILLED

Friday 28 February: 6 killed

Baghdad: 1 protester killed by security forces in Al-Khilani Square.

Baquba: 1 farmer killed by IED;
1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Maysan: 1 child killed during clashes.

Basra: 2 bodies found.

Thursday 27 February: 2 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed by IED in market, Mahmudiya.

Wednesday 26 February: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Sadr City.

Mosul: 1 mukhtar killed in IS attack.

Tuesday 25 February: 3 killed

Baghdad: 3 protesters killed by security forces in Al-Khilani Square.

Monday 24 February: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 protester killed by security forces;
1 traffic policeman killed in Al-Batool;
1 killed in armed attack in Al-Nasr;
1 Ministry of Education employee killed by gunmen in Sadr City.

Diyala: 1 killed by gunmen.

Sunday 23 February: 6 killed

Ishaqi: 3 killed in IS attack at coffee shop.

Wajihiya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Juba: 1 taxi driver killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 protester killed by security forces.