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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

Friday 22 March: 1 killed

Baiji: 1 killed by gunmen.

Thursday 21 March: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in the north;
1 body found in Radwaniya.

Wednesday 20 March: 29 killed.

Shariya: 1 clan leader killed.

Kuju: 28 bodies found in mass grave.

Tuesday 19 March: 4 killed

Tarfaya: 2 children killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Tarmiyah.

Kirkuk: 1 young Kurd killed by gunmen.

Monday 18 March: 1 killed

Wajihiya: 1 body found mutilated.

Sunday 17 March: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Fadhiliya;
1 killed by gunmen in Sadr City.

Shariya: 1 body found.

Saturday 16 March: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Radwaniya;
1 killed by gunmen in Duanem.