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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 12 July: 3 killed

Mosul: 1 body found.

Mahmudiya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Basra: 1 demonstrator killed.

Wednesday 11 July: 7 killed

Dibs: 3 security guards protecting pipeline killed in armed attack.

Zubayr: 1 killed in clashes.

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes.

Canaan: 2 killed by IED.

Tuesday 10 July: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by AED in Radwaniya.

Sinjar: 1 by IED in Qahtaniya.

Monday 9 July: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Husseiniya.

Al-Dhurban: 1 mukhtar's body found.

Salahuddin: 3 bodies pulled from rubble.

Sunday 8 July: 4 killed

Khan Bani Saad: 1 woman killed by mortar shell.

Basra: 2 shot dead by security forces during demonstration.

Buhriz: 1 policeman killed by IED.

Saturday 7 July: 12 killed

Riyadh: 3 farmers killed by IED.

Maysan: 1 child's body found.

Shatt Al-Arab: 1 body found burnt.

Baquba: 1 policeman protecting pipeline killed by gunmen.

Muqdadiya: 1 killed in drive-by shooting.

Madain: 1 killed by gunmen.

Abu Saida: 1 policeman by gunmen.

Mosul: 1 detainee tortured to death.

Dohuk: 1 killed by IED.

Ramadi: 1 by IED.

Friday 6 July: 10 killed

Buhriz: 7 men, all members of one family, killed by gunmen on their way back from wedding.

Babil: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 1 killed by IED in Jokuk;
1 body found.