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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

Friday 26 January: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 man killed by gunmen in Al-Wahda.

JANUARY TOTAL: 46 CIVILIANS KILLED

Thursday 25 January: 3 killed

Deli Abbas: 1 child's body found. It belonged to schoolboy Rasoul Hussein Al-Kharkhi.

Maysun: 1 child killed by gunfire.

Baghdad: 1 child killed by hand grenade in Al-Fadhiliya.

Monday 22 January: 1 killed

Maysan: 1 body found burnt. It belonged to Sheikh Al-Dhahabi, who had been kidnapped the day before.

Sunday 21 January: 1 killed

Al-Baaj: 1 child, a 7-year-old boy, killed by IED.

Saturday 20 January: 1 killed

Baquba: 1 killed in drive-by shooting.

Friday 19 January: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Madain.

Thursday 18 January: 1 killed

Kirkuk: 1 woman, member of the Kurdistan's Women's Liberation Organisation, killed by gunmen.