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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 10 August: 7 killed

Mosul: 2 people shot while crossing Nasr Bridge.

Baghdad: 1 killed by IED in Abu Dshir; 1 body found in Shaab.

Basra: 1 by gunfire on a bus.

Kirkuk: 1 shop owner shot.

Jalawla: 1 body found.

Wednesday 9 August: 30 killed

Hawija: 27 executed at al-Bakkara military base.

Mosul: 1 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 body found with torture marks and gunshot wounds in Al Ma'alf.

Shirqat: 1 man dies when AED under his car explodes.

Tuesday 8 August: 3 killed

Taji: 1 shop owner shot.

Mosul: 1 mukhtar shot.

Basra: 1 body of a young man found with gunshot wounds.

Monday 7 August : 6 killed

Mukhisa: 2 women, mother and daughter, killed when mortar shells hit their house.

Baghdad: 1 former arm wrestling champion shot in his house; 1 body found east of the city.

Diyala: 1 council member killed by IED in orchard.

Mosul: 1 Nineveh Educational Directorate employee shot.

Sunday 6 August: 8 killed.

Mosul: 4 bodies found in the north; 1 body of a 13-year-old boy found in the Old City; 1 killed by IED inside house.

Baghdad: 1 by AED under car in Ghazaliya.

Hilla: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Saturday 5 August: 47 killed.

Mosul: 30 bodies found in mass grave; 2 brothers shot dead; 1 body of a little girl found.

Hawija: 5 family members, including a child, killed at home by unknown gunmen.

Albu Ali al-Jasim: 3 mourners killed by IED.

Zummar: 2 business men shot by PKK members.

Tal Afar: 3 people leaving a house shot.

Baghdad: 1 medical assistant shot at clinic.

Friday 4 August: 14 killed

Tal Afar: 4 men, a father and his three sons, were executed after being accused of killing IS fighters.

Mosul: 5 killed by suicide bomber targeting security forces in the east of the city.

Sinjar: 1 man shot by Shia militia.

Abbasiya: 4 by coalition airstrike.