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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 6 July: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 tuk-tuk driver killed by gunmen.

Monday 3 July: 2 killed

Hilla: 1 young man killed by gunmen.

Islah: 1 security officer killed in missile attack.

Tuesday 27 June: 1 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 teacher killed in clan conflict.


Saturday 24 June: 1 killed

Amarah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 21 June: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 child's body found in Bayaa.

Monday 19 June: 4 killed

Mosul: 1 owner of electric generator killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 film director, Louay Fadel, killed.

Shatt Al-Arab: 1 body found.

Al-Nasr: 1 security member killed in clan conflict.

Sunday 18 June: 3 killed

Al-Batira: 2 killed in clan conflict.

Al-Shatra general hospital: 1 Ministry of Health employee killed by gunmen.