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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

Tuesday 29 January: 6 killed

Baghdad: 3 killed by gunmen in a cafe in Tarmiya;
1 killed by gunmen in Taji.

Mosul: 2 children's bodies found under rubble.

Monday 28 January: 5 killed

Haditha: 3 executed.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Abu Ghraib;
1 body found in Shaab.

Sunday 27 January: 12 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Rashad;
1 body found in Shaab.

Shirqat: 4 policemen killed by IED;
1 journalist killed by IED.

Mosul: 2 (husband and wife) killed by armed men in their home.

Amara: 3 killed by gunmen.

Saturday 26 January: 1 killed

Dohuk: 1 13-year-old demonstrator at a Turkish army base killed by Turkish forces.

Friday 25 January: 12 killed

Mosul: 4 women's bodies found in mass grave.

Dohuk: 4 killed by Turkish airstrikes.

Baquba: 1 killed by gunmen.

Ramadi: 1 killed by gunmen.

Hit: 2 (husband and wife) killed by IED.

Thursday 24 January: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Ur.

Mosul: 1 body found.

Wednesday 23 January: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Bob al Sham.

Abu Karma: 1 policeman killed by sniper.