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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

Friday 2 September: 2 killed

Kut: 1 man's body found.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Al-Atifiyah.

Thursday 1 September: 3 killed

Mosul: 1 body, man in his 40s, is found.

Baghdad: 1 is killed by gunmen in Al-Qanat street.

Najaf: 1 farmer's body is found.

Tuesday 30 August: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 elderly woman is killed by gunmen in Abu Nawas street during violent demonstration.


Monday 29 August: 15 killed

Baghdad: 12 killed in violent demonstration in Green Zone;
1 Ministry of Defence employee is killed by gunmen in Al-Mashtal;
1 body is found in Al-Nahda.

Tarmiyah: 1 old farmer is killed by IS.

Sunday 28 August: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Al-Wahda.

Sulaymaniyah: 1 Kurdish historian killed by Turkish Intelligence.

Bianlu: 1 Kurdish man is killed by IS gunmen.

Laylan: 1 body of a kidnapped man is found.

Saturday 27 August: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Hamidiya.

Badush: 1 body found.

Al-Azeer: 1 killed in clashes.

Friday 26 August: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Fadiliyah;
1 shop owner killed by gunmen in Karrada.

Al-Rumaitha: 1 killed in an explosion.