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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 11 September: 1 killed

Guroni: 1 shepherd, Ali Abdul Rahman, killed by landmine.

Friday 9 September: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 15-year-old girl, Zainab Issam Majid, killed by soldier near military base.

Wednesday 7 September: 2 killed

Al-Huwaider: 1 farmer's body found.

Najaf: 1 young man killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 6 September: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 man's body at Sarafiya Bridge;
1 woman's body found in Al-Shaab;
1 killed by gunmen at Al-Amin.

Monday 5 September: 2 killed

Al-Latifiya: 1 man's body found.

Narin: 1 shepherd killed in IS armed attack.

Sunday 4 September: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 man's body is found in Tariq.

Tikrit: 4 bodies found, all members of the same family.

Saturday 3 September: 1 killed

Qulai: 1 12-year-old shepherd killed by gunfire.