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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

Mosul: 1 woman's body found.

Al-Shafia: 1 child killed by war projectile.

Basra: 1 killed in clan conflict.

Tuesday 15 August: 1 killed

Amara: 1 sheikh killed in clan conflict.

Monday 14 August: 1 killed

Maysan: 1 woman killed in clan conflict.

Friday 11 August: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 young man's body found in Sadr City.

Wednesday 9 August: 1 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 killed by gunfire.

Monday 7 August: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 woman's body found with signs of torture in Al Amari.

Sunday 6 August: 4 killed

Maysan: 1 doctor killed.

Dohuk: 1 man, Alan Ismael, killed by Turkish airstrike.

Baghdad: 1 policeman killed by gunmen in Rashidiya;
1 young man's body found in Al-Rashad with internal organs removed.