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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 24 March: 5 killed

Sadr al-Yusufiya: 3 family members killed by gunmen.

Khanaqin: 1 man killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 policeman killed by gunmen in Tarmiyah.

Monday 23 March: 3 killed

Baquba: 3 bodies found with gunshot wounds.

Sunday 22 March: 1 killed

Al-Mukhisa: 1 elderly woman killed by IED.

Saturday 21 March: 2 killed

Karbala: 1 killed by gunmen in drive-by shooting.

Al-Salam: 1 25-year-old man killed in clashes.

Friday 20 March: 4 killed

Sulaimaniya: 4 killed by gunmen inside a house.

Thursday 19 March: 1 killed

Qala Saleh: 1 man killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 17 March: 2 killed

Baquba: 2 policemen killed by IED targeting their patrol.