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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

Wednesday 31 July: 8 killed

Basra: 5 family members killed by gunmen -1 man, 2 women and 2 children.

Dujail: 1 security member killed by IS attack at checkpoint.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Arab Jabour;
1 body found in Madain.


Tuesday 30 July: 1 killed

Baquba: 1 child killed by gunfire.

Monday 29 July: 9 killed

Hilla: 7 bodies found in al-Mahl.

Hit: 1 killed by gunmen;
1 policeman's body found.

Sunday 28 July: 4 killed

Khalis: 1 killed in clashes.

Hilla: 2 bodies found in al-Khadriya.

Baquba: 1 killed in clashes.

Saturday 27 July: 5 killed

Basra: 1 man killed by gunmen in al-Zubayr.

Karbala: 1 killed by AED.

Mtaibijah: 2 men executed by IS for lack of allegiance.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Madain.

Friday 26 July: 6 killed

Najaf: 1 young man tortured to death at police station.

Baiji: 1 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Husseiniya.

Bashir: 2 brothers killed by IED.

Alkhala: 1 man killed during clashes.

Thursday 25 July: 4 killed

Baghdad: 2 men killed by gunmen in Duanem and Baladiyat.

Basra: 1 man killed by gunmen in Shatt al-Arab.

Mosul: 1 body found in Ayyadiyah area.