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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

Monday 5 October: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 body found.

Sunday 4 October: 1 killed

Beban: 1 Yazidi businessman killed by gunmen.

Saturday 3 October: 1 killed

Nassiriya: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Friday 2 October: 1 killed

Kobiba: 1 shepherd killed by IED.

Tuesday 29 September: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body of 45-year-old man found in Adhamiya.


Monday 28 September: 7 killed

Baghdad: 5 killed (2 women and 3 children) when missiles hit house in Radwaniyah, near Baghdad airport.

Khalis: 1 government employee killed by gunman.

Basra: 1 young man's body found.

Sunday 27 September: 1 killed

Shirqat: 1 bodyguard killed by IED targeting politician's convoy.