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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

Saturday 22 October: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Kamaliyah.

Friday 21 October: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Shaab.

Al-Baaj: 1 killed in armed attack.

Thursday 20 October: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Radwaniyah;
1 body found in Abu Ghraib.

Kut: 1 body found with signs of torture.

Tuesday 18 October: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Dora.

Sinjar: 2 killed by Turkish airstrikes.

Monday 17 October: 3 killed

Kirkuk: 2 children killed by old war projectile.

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Sadr City.

Sunday 16 October: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in armed conflict in Sadr City.

Saturday 15 October: 3 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed in armed attack in Ur.

Mosul: 1 body found.