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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 30 September: 4 killed

Samarra: 3 family members killed in IS attack.

Shatra: 1 body found.


Tuesday 28 September: 3 killed

Diwaniya: 2 killed in clashes.

Mosul: 1 man kidnapped and executed.

Sunday 26 September: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Diyala Bridge

Muqdadiya: 1 policeman killed in IS attack.

Saturday 25 September: 6 killed

Hadd Al-Akhdar: 5 killed by IED and sniper attack by IS.

Khalis: 1 body found.

Friday 24 September: 1 killed

Hamrin: 1 child killed in mortar attack.

Thursday 23 September: 2 killed

Makhmour: 1 shepherd killed by IED.

Ain Tamr: 1 child killed in landmine explosion.

Monday 20 September: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Abu Ghraib.