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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 18 September: 2 killed

Baghdad-Kirkuk road: 1 killed by IED targeting a police car.

Tikrit: 1 body found; it belonged to a journalist who had been abducted.

Monday 17 September: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Radwaniya.

Shanana: 1 mukhtar killed by gunmen.

Nasiriyah: 1 man killed.

Sunday 16 September: 23 killed

Talkaif: 18 bodies (including those of 5 children) found in mass grave.

Gharib: 3 killed in armed attack.

Jalawla: 1 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Shaab.

Saturday 15 September: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Rashad.

Friday 14 September: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Saba al Bour.

Thursday 13 September: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Diyala Bridge.

Yathrib: 1 intelligence officer killed by gunmen.

Shawish: 1 killed in armed attack.

Hawija: 1 man's body found; he had been abducted.

Wednesday 12 September: 9 killed

Shirqat: 6 killed by IED in restaurant.

Al Hajjaj: 2 killed by car bomb.

Al Rutba: 1 killed by IED.