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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 19 June: 8 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Diyala Bridge;
1 body found in Bob al-Sham.

Dujail: 2 killed.

Basra: 1 killed by gunmen.

Al-Bo Issa: 1 woman by IED.

Karbala: 1 killed.

Abu Karma: 1 policeman by gunmen.

Monday 18 June: 14 killed

Shirqat: 6 bodies found. The civilians had been kidnapped.

Mosul: 5 bodies of shepherds found. They had been kidnapped.

Al Lahis: 1 shepherd killed by landmine.

Kirkuk: 1 Ministry of Health employee killed by unknown gunmen.

Salahuddin: 1 body found under rubble.

Sunday 17 June: 6 killed

Kirkuk-Baghdad road: 3 lorry drivers killed by unknown gunmen.

Khanaqin: 2 killed by IED.

Hit: 1 killed by IED.

Saturday 16 June: 4 killed

Mosul: 4 killed in clashes.

Friday 15 June: 3 killed

Qadisiya: 2 bodies found.

Basra: 1 killed in drive-by shooting.

Thursday 14 June: 3 killed

Kirkuk: 2 bodies found;
1 woman killed in mortar attack by Iraqi army.

Wednesday 13 June: 3 killed

Khanaqin: 2 (husband and wife) killed in their car by IED.

Kirkuk: 1 woman killed by hand grenade.