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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

Wednesday 17 January: 4 killed

Hilla: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Shaab.

Garmian: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed in tribal conflict by hand grenade in Al-Hamidiyah.

Tuesday 16 January: 3 killed

Mosul: 3 bodies found.

Monday 15 January: 11 killed

Erbil: 4 killed in Iranian missile attack. One of them was a baby.

Basra: 7 killed in tribal conflict.

Sunday 14 January: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in armed attack by hand grenade in Zafaraniya.

Badush: 1 child's body found. He was an 11-year-old boy.

Thursday 11 January: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 Syrian man killed in armed attack in a restaurant in Al-Shaab.

Wednesday 10 January: 5 killed

Diwaniyah: 4 policemen killed in clashes with terrorists.

Al-Hira, Al-Manathira road: 1 killed in armed attack.

Monday 8 January: 2 killed

Baquba: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 1 killed in drive-by shooting in Al-Amiriya.