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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 23 March: 3 killed

Baquba: 2 bodies found.

Basra: 1 killed in clashes.

Monday 22 March: 5 killed

Diwaniya: 1 woman's body found.

Nasiriyah: 3 killed in clashes.

Basra: 1 policeman killed by gunman.

Sunday 21 March: 1 killed

Karbala: 1 killed by gunmen.

Saturday 20 March: 2 killed

Al-Dawalib: 1 farmer killed by IED.

Amara: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Friday 19 March: 3 killed

Abu Saida: 1 policeman killed by IS gunmen.

Dhi Qar: 1 child killed by missile during clashes.

Diwaniya-Najaf road: 1 young man killed by gunmen.

Monday 15 March: 1 killed

Abu Saida: 1 killed by gunmen.

Sunday 14 March: 2 killed

Baghdad: 2 (mother and son) killed by gunmen in Tarmiyah.