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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

Saturday 19 September: 1 killed

Muqdadiya: 1 woman killed by IED.

Friday 18 September: 1 killed

Basra: 1 man killed by gunman.

Wednesday 16 September: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body of woman in her 20s found in Sadr City.

Karbala: 1 body of woman in her 20s found.

Tuesday 15 September: 4 killed

Baghdad: 3 Kurdish family members -pharmacist and activist Sheelan Dara Raouf and her parents- killed inside their home in Mansour.

Basra: 1 killed in al-Hartha.

Monday 14 September: 1 killed

Korka: 1 guard of National Kirkuk Hydrogenation and Gasoline Improvement Plant killed by gunmen.

Sunday 13 September: 2 killed

Balad Ruz: 1 killed by gunmen.

Al-Shatrah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Saturday 12 September: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 killed by IED