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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

Tuesday 23 August: 1 killed

Riyadh: 1 village mayor killed in IS attack.

Monday 22 August: 6 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Abu Ghraib;
1 killed by gunmen in Sadr City.

Tal Afar: 2 children killed by mortar bomb.

Najaf: 1 woman's body found.

Muqdadiya: 1 child killed by gunmen.

Sunday 21 August: 1 killed

Badush: 1 shepherd's body found. He had been kidnapped.

Saturday 20 August: 2 killed

Dhi Qar: 1 killed by gunmen in Al-Rifai.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Baladiyat.

Friday 19 August: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 woman's body found in Tareq.

Al-Salam: 1 killed by gunmen.

Thursday 18 August: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 young man's body found in Al-Atifiya;
1 killed by gunmen in Sadr City.

Maysan: 1 killed in clashes.

Dhi Qar: 1 woman's body found.

Tuesday 16 August: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 young man killed by gunmen in Al-Amin;
1 young man killed in clashes in Sadr City.