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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 18 August: 1 killed

Muqdadiya: 1 elderly man killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 17 August: 6 killed

Sinjar: 4 killed by Turkish airstrikes

Mosul: 1 leader of Al-Bishah killed by Turkish airstrikes.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Kamaliya.

Monday 16 August: 1 killed

Sinjar: 1 killed inside car by Turkish airstrike.

Friday 13 August: 3 killed

Zakho: 1 man shot dead by Turkish forces.

Sharqat: 1 mukhtar killed by IS.

Al-Qaim: 1 child (14-year-old shepherd) killed by IED.

Wednesday 11 August: 6 killed

Qayyarah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baiji: 5 policemen killed trying to dismantle bombs.

Monday 9 August: 3 killed

Al-Khazir: 1 worker digging a well killed by IS gunmen.

Al-Duniyin: 1 policeman killed by IS gunmen at security point.

Al-Qaim: 1 killed by gunfire during wedding.

Saturday 7 August: 2 killed

Erbil: 1 leader of Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party killed in a hotel.

Sharqat: 1 petrol station guard killed by IS gunmen.