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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 2 September: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found.

Wednesday 1 September: 5 killed

Mosul: 2 (a man and a woman) killed.

Bani Saad: 1 child's body found burnt.

Iraq-Syria border: 1 body of soldier abducted by IS found decapitated.

Shahal: 1 mayor's son killed in IS attack.

Monday 30 August: 4 killed

Tal Afar: 1 killed by gunmen.

Zakho: 2 children killed by IED in Qadia camp for displaced.

Daquq: 1 killed by IED.

AUGUST TOTAL: 60 civilians killed

Saturday 28 August: 1 killed

Kirkuk: 1 woman killed.

Friday 27 August: 3 killed

Baghdad: 3 killed by IED.

Wednesday 25 August: 13 killed

Khalis: 1 body found.

Muradia: 1 child killed by IED.

Tikrit: 1 killed by IED.

10 more children reported killed in UN release.

Tuesday 24 August: 2 killed

Qayyarah: 1 shepherd killed by IED.

Muradia: 1 child killed by IED.