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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 16 September: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Sadr City.

Tuesday 14 September: 1 killed

Wajihiya: 1 truck driver killed by gunmen.

Monday 13 September: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Husseiniya.

Tal Afar: 1 killed by gunmen.

Saturday 11 September: 3 killed

Makhmour: 2 brothers killed by IED;
1 body found.

Friday 10 September: 3 killed

Arab Bargosh: 2 young men killed by IED.

Al Aswad: 1 body found.

Thursday 9 September: 1 killed

Najaf: 1 body found.

Wednesday 8 September: 5 killed

Mandali-Baladrouz road: 4 killed by gunmen.

Al-Majar Al-Kabeer: 1 body found.