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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

Tuesday 21 April: 6 killed

Penitra - Al-Zakka road: 2 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 protester killed at Khilani Square by militia.

Abu Saida: 1 farmer killed by IED.

Shirqat: 2 (father and son) were killed by IED.

Monday 20 April: 2 killed

Mosul: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Basra: 1 young man killed by gunmen.

Saturday 18 April: 2 killed

Baquba: 1 policeman killed by sniper.

Daquq - Tuz khurmato: 1 policeman's body found.

Friday 17 April: 2 killed

Baquba: 1 farmer killed by IED.

Mosul: 1 shepherd killed by IED.

Wednesday 15 April: 2 killed

Makhmour: 2 women in a refugee camp killed by Turkish airstrikes.

Monday 13 April: 2 killed

Mosul: 2 Yazidi youths killed by IED.

Sunday 12 April: 3 killed

Sulaimaniya: 2 shepherds killed by ISIS.

Qara Taba: 1 young man killed by IED.