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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

Saturday 26 September: 5 killed

Hilla: 1 manager of sugar factory killed by gunmen.

Sinjar: 1 school guard killed by gunmen.

Di Qar: 1 killed in clashes.

Kirkuk: 1 Agricultural Dept employee abducted and executed by IS;
1 doctor, UN employee, stabbed.

Friday 25 September: 1 killed

Baquba: 1 farmer killed by IED.

Thursday 24 September: 3 killed

Kirkuk: 1 woman killed by gunmen.

Abu Karma: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Qalaat Saleh: 1 young man killed.

Wednesday 23 September: 2 killed

Mosul: 2 (husband and wife) killed by gunmen storming their house.

Tuesday 22 September: 1 killed

Baquba: 1 killed by gunmen near his home in Al-Abara district.

Monday 21 September: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 woman killed by gunmen inside her home in Tarmiyah.

Laylan: 1 young man's body found.

Sunday 20 September: 2 killed

Al-Dawasa: 1 killed by gunmen.

Abu Saida: 1 policeman killed by IED.