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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 18 June: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Tarmiyah.

Wednesday 17 June: 7 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Ur;
1 stabbed in Sadr City;
3 bodies found.

Mosul: 1 woman's body found in Badush.

Erbil: 1 killed by Turkish airstrikes.

Tuesday 16 June: 2 killed

Mosul: 2 bodies found under rubble.

Monday 15 June: 4 killed

Kahla: 1 woman killed in armed attack.

Rutba: 1 man abducted and executed.

Halabja: 2 young men killed trying to dismantle an explosive.

Sunday 14 June: 1 killed

Basra: 1 young man killed by gunmen in Zubair.

Saturday 13 June: 2 killed

Khanaqin: 2 policemen killed in IS attack.

Friday 12 June: 2 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 university professor killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Hurriya.