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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 5 October: 1 killed

Diwaniya: 1 killed during protest.

Friday 4 October: 11 killed.

Baghdad: 10 killed during protests.

Dhi Qar: 1 killed during protests.

Thursday 3 October: 27 killed

Bsghdad: 6 killed during protests.

Amara: 4 killed during protests.

Nasiriya: 8 killed during protests.

Basra: 2 (husband and wife) killed at home; they had been treating injured protesters.

Najaf: 7 killed during protests.

Wednesday 2 October: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 child killed during protest in Zafaraniya.

Dhi Qar: 1 policeman killed during protests.

Najaf: 1 killed during protests.

Tuesday 1 October: 17 killed

Mosul: 10 bodies found in mass grave, Badush.

Baghdad: 3 killed during protests.

Dhi Qar: 1 killed during protest.

Tabzawa: 1 child's body found.

Al Ras: 1 child's body found decapitated.

Al-Khader: 1 body found.

Monday 30 September: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Saba Qusour;
1 body found in Fadhiliya.

Basra: 1 man killed by gunmen in Zubayr.


Sunday 29 September: 7 killed

Mosul: 6 bodies found.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen.