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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 3 November: 4 killed

Dohuk: 1 farmer killed by Turkish airstrike.

Hawija: 1 mukhtar killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Sadr City;
1 body found in Shaab with signs of torture.

Friday 2 November: 19 killed

Mosul: 15 bodies found.

Hawija: 1 mukhtar killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Abu Ghraib.

Taq Taq: 1 body found of a man previously abducted.

Sinjar: 1 body found of a man previously abducted.

Thursday 1 November: 7 killed

Hawija: 1 electricity maintenance worker killed by IED.

Tal Afar: 2 brothers killed by IED.

Makhmour: 2 father and son killed by IED.

Basra: 1 killed by gunmen;
1 body found with signs of torture.

Tuesday 30 October: 12 killed

Hamrin: 7 men executed by IS for failing to protect weapons cache.

Mosul: 1 child (5 years old) killed by explosive hidden under rubble.

Khanaqin: 2 women killed by IED near shrine.

Baghdad: 2 killed in armed attacks in Sadr City and Saba al-Bour.


Monday 29 October: 5 killed

Samarra: 1 body found with signs of torture.

Basra: 1 body found.

Daoudiya: 1 mukhtar killed in armed attack.

Madain: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Sadr City.

Sunday 28 October: 32 killed

Tal Afar: 30 bodies found of men executed for not fighting alongside IS forces.

Baghdad: 2 killed by gunmen in Saba al-Bour and Diyala Bridge.

Saturday 27 October: 4 killed

Hamrin: 2 intelligence officers killed.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Fadhiliya;
1 body found in al-Khadra.