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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 17 October: 8 killed

Balad: 8 young men kidnapped and executed.

Friday 16 October: 1 killed

Awinat: 1 woman killed by gunmen.

Thursday 15 October: 3 killed

Kanaan: 1 cafe owner killed by gunmen.

Al-Abara: 1 farmer killed by IED.

Sinjar: 1 young man killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 14 October: 1 killed

Muqdadiya: 1 17-year-old killed in IS attack.

Tuesday 13 October: 1 killed

Simel: 1 activist killed.

Monday 12 October: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Diyala Bridge.

Saturday 10 October: 6 killed

Al-Shorja: 3 family members killed by gunmen.

Abu Jusra: 1 policeman killed in clashes.

Baghdad: 1 lawyer killed by AED in Tobchi.

Rawa: 1 man killed inside booby-trapped house.