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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

Tuesday 30 October: 12 killed

Hamrin: 7 men executed by IS for failing to protect weapons cache.

Mosul: 1 child (5 years old) killed by explosive hidden under rubble.

Khanaqin: 2 women killed by IED near shrine.

Baghdad: 2 killed in armed attacks in Sadr City and Saba al-Bour.


OCTOBER TOTAL: 310 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Monday 29 October: 5 killed

Samarra: 1 body found with signs of torture.

Basra: 1 body found.

Daoudiya: 1 mukhtar killed in armed attack.

Madain: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Sadr City.

Sunday 28 October: 37 killed

Tal Afar: 30 bodies found of men executed for not fighting alongside IS forces.

Al-Sousse village: 5 family members, including two children, killed in coalition air strike, at the Iraq-Syria border.

Baghdad: 2 killed by gunmen in Saba al-Bour and Diyala Bridge.

Saturday 27 October: 4 killed

Hamrin: 2 intelligence officers killed.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Fadhiliya;
1 body found in al-Khadra.

Friday 26 October: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Nahrawan.

Madain: 1 body found.

Kirkuk: 1 Quran reader killed after prayers;
1 hospital employee killed in armed attack near Azadi hospital.

Thursday 25 October: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Shaab.

Wednesday 24 October: 5 killed

Nasiriyah: 2 killed in armed attack on vehicle carrying salaries of oil project employees.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Husseiniya.

Dhi Qar: 1 body found.


Sulaymaniya: 1 killed in armed attack.