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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 30 September: 13 killed

Al-Na’imiya region, south of Fallujah: 4 killed by ISIS explosive remnants

Al-Thawra area in western Mosul: 4 including a policeman by roadside bomb near a market

Eastern Mosul: 1 civilian stabbed to death by unidentified assailants

Al-Gazaer region east of Mosul: 1 lawyer in the Court of Appeal killed in his private office by unknown gunmen

Abu Ghraib area, west of Baghdad: 1 killed, 2 injured by roadside bomb

Near ancient Diyala Bridge, southeast of Baghdad: 1 former Awakening member by bomb attached to the underside of his vehicle

Ghazaliya, west of Baghdad: 1 owner of a shop for electrical materials killed with silenced guns while in his vehicle near home

Friday 29 September: 6 killed

Al-Mada’in in Dar’iya village, south of Bagdhad: 4 killed by bomb near shops

Al-Mushahada village, north of Bagdhad: 1 killed, 6 injured by bomb near market

Wasti neighbourhood south of Kirkuk: 1 killed in drive-by shooting by armed group

Thursday 28 September: 12 killed

Ramadi outskirts: 1 policeman at checkpoint killed by suicide bomb attack, 3 others injured

Central Baghdad: 1 alcohol seller by bomb placed under his car

Hawija: 10 executed by ISIS on charge of collaboration with Iraqi security forces

Wednesday 27 September: 8 killed

Anbar: 5 youth executed by ISIS over "sending information to apostates"

Central Baghdad: 2 killed, 4 others wounded by car bomb at intersection

West of Ramadi: 1 religious preacher killed by ISIS

Tuesday 26 September: 4 killed

Shaab district, northeast of Baghdad: 1 man's body found, in an orchard, "riddled with stab wounds"

Kargoulia, Nahrawan, southeast of Baghdad: 1 killed, 3 wounded by roadside bomb near a shopping area

Saba al-Bur region, northwest of Baghdad: 1 killed, seven wounded by bomb near a market

Sobeihat, Abu Ghraib area, west of Baghdad: 1 killed, 5 injured by roadside bomb

Monday 25 September: 1 killed

Eastern Baghdad: 1 killed, 5 injured by roadside bomb near industrial district

Sunday 24 September: 15 killed

60th Street, central Hilla: 5 killed, another wounded by gunmen as they emerged from a hospital after visiting a patient

Ibrahim bin Ali district, west of Baghdad: 1 member of Popular Mobilisation Unit in drive-by shooting as he left his home

Tributary of Al-Haswa area, north Babylon: 4 bodies of unidentified men aged 30 to 50 found shot in the head and back

Qaim, Anbar: 3 youths executed by ISIS "over accusation of communicating with security troops"

Hawija: 2 killed, 2 injured, in airstrike targeting and allegedly killing 48 members of ISIS