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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 5 February: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 elderly woman stabbed in armed attack.

Monday 4 February: 7 killed

Wasit: 3 family members killed by grenade.

Mosul: 1 body found.

Mukhisa: 1 child killed by gunfire.

Samarra: 1 child killed by IED.

Ramadi: 1 body found.

Sunday 3 February: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Amin.

Saturday 2 February: 3 killed

Karbala: 1 novelist and activist killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Radwaniya.

Baquba: 1 policeman killed in armed attack at checkpoint.

Friday 1 February: 8 killed

Baiji: 1 oil refinery employee killed in armed attack;
2 children killed by IED.

Erbil: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Rashad.

Daquq: 3 abducted and executed.

Thursday 31 January: 59 killed

Tal Afar: 58 bodies found in mass grave.

Fallujah: 1 mukhtar killed by gunmen.

JANUARY TOTAL: 323 civilians killed/found in mass graves.

Wednesday 30 January: 1 killed

Muthanna desert: 1 killed by IED.