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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

Thursday 17 August: 3 killed

Qaim: 3 young brothers, all under the age of 15, executed for refusing to join IS.

Wednesday 16 August: 25 killed

Tal Afar: 20 executed.

Baghdad: 1 man killed by IED leaving his house in Tha'ala; 1 body found in Rashidiya.

Mandali: 1 man killed and his son wounded by IED exploding under their car.

Baquba: 1 body found.

Tal al-Sibat Camp, Al Alam: 1 child dies from malnutrition and lack of basic services at camp for displaced in Salahuddin.

Tuesday 15 August: 12 killed

Qara Taba: 5 family members in a car are killed by IED.

Annah: 5 executed.

Baghdad: 1 by IED in Radwaniya.

Hawija: 1 imam executed.

Monday 14 August : 34 killed

Mosul: 28 found in mass grave.

Baghdad: 1 man killed by IED in Radwaniya; 1 by Shia militia in Fadhiliya.

Hamam Al-Alil: 1 policeman by IED targeting patrol.

Kirkuk: 1 policeman shot.

Tal Afar: 1 by gunfire.

Hawija: 1 man executed.

Sunday 13 August: 14 killed.

Qaim: 10 killed by coalition air strike.

Al-Nada: 3 policemen in oil protection shot.

Luqmaniyah: 1 council member killed in an armed attack in his car.

Saturday 12 August: 45 killed.

Hawija: 14 children killed in IED explosion at IS Headquarters; 4 killed by IED elsewhere; 7 executed, including two women and a judge.

Tal Afar: 16 IS members executed for trying to flee.

Kirkuk: 1 body found.

Balad: 2 killed by unknown gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 shot in Nahrawan.

Friday 11 August: 3 killed

Mosul: 2 bodies found in the east.

Fallujah: 1 man killed weeks after abduction.