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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

Monday 3 September: 13 killed

Albo Shaher: 7 killed in armed attack.

Mosul: 3 killed during clashes with security forces.

Basra: 1 demonstrator killed by gunfire.

Jalawla: 1 by gunfire.

Baghdad: 1 by gunfire at Diyala Bridge.

Sunday 2 September: 12 killed

Hit: 2 killed by gunmen.

Al-Hinta: 1 worshipper killed by gunmen during attack at mosque.

Mukhisa: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 body found in the east of the city.

Zahra: 2 family members killed by gunmen.

Nasiriyah: 1 body found in al-Gharaf river.

Baiji: 3 killed by IED.

Haswa: 1 merchant killed in armed attack.

Friday 31 August: 1 killed

Mandali: 1 killed by gunmen.


Thursday 30 August: 9 killed

Shoura: 7 family members, including 5 children, killed in armed attack.

Tarmiyah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baquba: 1 killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 29 August: 9 killed

Mukhisa: 1 policeman killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Mahmudiya.

Mosul: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baquba: 2 policemen killed by gunmen.

Qaim: 4 killed by suicide bomber at checkpoint.

Tuesday 28 August: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Duanem; 1 body found in Nahrawan.

Diwaniya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Monday 27 August: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Radwaniya.

Karbala: 1 killed by gunmen.

Kanaan: 1 killed by gunmen.