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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

Thursday 8 August: 5 killed

Wasit: 1 policeman killed in armed attack.

Ishaqi: 1 policeman killed in armed attack and beheaded.

Abu Nizar: 2 killed by martars.

Kirkuk: 1 body found.

Tuesday 6 August: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 man killed by gunmen east of the city.

Monday 5 August: 1 killed

Basra: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Sunday 4 August: 12 killed

Baaj: 2 killed in clashes.

Kanaan: 2 killed by IED.

Kifl: 1 body found.

Kubba: 2 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 3 youths killed by gunmen in Shula;
1 killed in clashes in Shaali;
1 woman killed by IED in Ghazaliya.

Saturday 3 August: 1 killed

Basra: 1 young man killed by gunmen.

Friday 2 August: 3 killed

Abu Saida: 1 man killed by gunmen.

Darraji: 1 killed in clashes.

Tal Tiba: 1 man killed by IS gunmen.

Thursday 1 August: 4 killed

Dujail: 2 policemen killed in armed attack.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Rashad.

Jalawla: 1 killed by gunmen by IS.