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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 9 March: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 jewellery shop owner killed by gunmen.

Nasiriyah: 1 killed in clashes.

Sunday 8 March: 6 killed

Kirkuk: 1 body found with signs of torture.

Babil: 1 elderly protester killed.

Baghdad: 3 protesters killed;
1 paramedic killed at demonstration.

Saturday 7 March: 2 killed

Baquba: 1 lorry driver killed by gunmen.

Basra: 1 sheikh killed by gunmen.

Friday 6 March: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 14-year-old boy killed by security forces during demonstration in al-Khilani Square.

Mosul: 1 body found.

Wednesday 4 March: 1 killed

Basra: 1 retired teacher killed by gunmen in his car.

Tuesday 3 March: 6 killed

Bustan: 1 farmer killed by IED.

Lalawla: 2 killed in armed attack by IS.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Abu Ghraib.

Makhmour: 2 men killed by IS members dressed in military uniforms.

Monday 2 March: 2 killed

Basra: 1 activist killed by militia in Al-Hathra.

Tal Afar: 1 killed by gunmen.