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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

Sunday 10 September: 6 killed

Zawbaa’ village in al-Radwaniyah, SW of Baghdad: 1 killed, 5 others wounded by IED near marketplace

South of Baghdad: 1 killed in armed attack by gunmen with silencers on a motorcycle

Qurna, North of Basra: 1, a 16-year-old boy killed by two gunshots to the heart by unidentified gunmen

Akashat area, western Anbar: 3 young people attempting to flee killed by ISIS

Saturday 9 September: 10 killed

Eastern Baghdad: 3 killed, 3 others wounded, in bomb blast near market

Um Jadayel, north of Baghdad: 1 by IED attached to his car exploding as he heft home

Kirkuk: 1 unidentified body found of a handcuffed man in his thirties, shot

near Camp Ghazlani, south of Mosul: 3 young unidentified people found tortured, shot in head and chest

West of Mosul: 2 bodies of women in their forties found with signs of torture

Friday 8 September: 4 killed

al-Wihda, south of Baghdad: 1 killed, 6 wounded by bomb near marketplace

Hor Rajab, south of Baghdad: 1 unidentified body of a man found dumped on roadside, shot in chest

Kufa, Najaf: 1 assassinated (perpetrator caught and arrested later the same day)

South of Kirkuk: 1 body found of unidentified man shot, hands and legs bound

Thursday 7 September: 24 killed

North of Basra: 1 body found of a 16-year-old boy, riddled with bullets

Central Karbala: 1 body of a man found strangled

Yusufiya south of Baghdad: 1 killed, 4 wounded by IED near fruit and vegetable store

Hawija: 12 citizens held by ISIS executed

Rawa, west Anbar: 7 in a family, "mainly children", in air attack by unidentified warplanes on residential area

Western Anbar: 2 accused of "espionage" executed by ISIS firing squad


Wednesday 6 September: 7 killed

Eastern Mosul area: 3 members of a family (husband, wife, son) gunned down in their home

Taji: 1 killed, up to six wounded by roadside bomb

Mahmudiyah: 1 killed, 4 injured by IED near market

Bob al-Sham, Baghdad: 1 man gunned down near his home

Shawan district, Northwest of Kirkuk: 1 unidentified body found with gunshot wounds


Tuesday 5 September: 6 killed

Suleikh, N Baghdad: 1 body of a many found handcuffed, shot in head and chest

Khan Dhari, Abu Ghraib region: 1 killed, 4 wounded, by IED near marketplace

Najaf: 3 companions of cleric in assassination attempt that left him wounded

Hawija: 1 member executed by ISIS for attempting to turn himself in to Kurdish forces in Kirkuk

Monday 4 September: 9 killed

Sulaymaniyah: 1 unidentified body found

Eastern Baghdad: 1 unidentified body of a woman found by the roadside, shot, with signs of torture

West of Baghdad: 1 killed by roadside bomb, four wounded

Near Sarafiya bridge, Baghdad: 1 body of a man found with gunshot wounds, blindfolded

Ramadi: 5 children among the dead in house containing weapons cache that caught fire