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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

Sunday 24 September: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 child killed in tribal conflict in Sadr City.

Saturday 23 September: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in tribal conflict in Sadr City;
1 young man stabbed.

Friday 22 September: 3 killed

Abu Karma: 1 child killed by landmine.

Riyadh: 1 security member working for the Ministry of Interior killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed in clan conflict in Zafaraniya.

Monday 18 September: 3 killed

Arbat military airport: 3 killed by drone strike.

Sunday 17 September: 1 killed

Canaan-Baghdad road: 1 body found.

Saturday 16 September: 3 killed

Al-Aith: 3 shepherds killed by landmine.

Friday 15 September: 2 killed

Badush: 1 body found.

Baquba: 1 child hanged, in 'honour' killing.