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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

Thursday 24 October: 9 killed

Kharnabat: 1 body found.

Khazir: 2 killed by IED.

Al-Mahwala: 3 (former head of Abu Saida district, his son and another relative) killed in armed attack.

Mosul: 1 killed by gunmen.

Arab Sulaiman: 1 boy killed in ISIS attack on his house.

Diyala: 1 sheikh killed.

Wednesday 23 October: 8 killed

Maraqa: 1 mukhtar killed in ISIS attack.

Riyadh: 3 killed by IED.

Kahla: 4 killed in clashes.

Tuesday 22 October: 6 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Saba Qusour

Samarra: 5 policemen killed in ISIS ambush

Monday 21 October: 3 killed

Alias: 2 security members killed by gunmen and IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Sadr City.

Sunday 20 October: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Amin.

Saturday 19 October: 7 killed

Maysan: 6 killed in clashes.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Taji.

Friday 18 October: 4 killed.

Maysan: 3 killed in clashes.

Basra: 1 child's body found in Shatt al-Arab.