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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 February: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Tarmiyah.

Friday 21 February: 1 killed

Basra: 1 killed in mortar attack.

Thursday 20 February: 3 killed

Mosul: 1 man killed in drive-by shooting.

Abu Saida: 1 policeman killed in IS attack on police station.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Shaab.

Wednesday 19 February: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 protester killed.

Tuesday 18 February: 7 killed

Al Dibs: 4 killed in IS attack on village.

Saadiyah: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

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

Monday 17 February: 34 killed

Tal Afar: 32 bodies found in mass grave.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Hay Al-Raiseh;
1 body found in Diyala Bridge.

Saturday 15 February: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 protester killed in Tahrir Square;
1 killed by gunmen in Taji.

Nasiriyah: 1 body found dismembered.