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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

Thursday 21 January: 32 killed

Baghdad: 32 killed by IS suicide bombers in Tayaran Square.

Tuesday 19 January: 1 killed

Bu Khwaima: 1 child killed by IED.

Monday 18 January: 1 killed

Haditha: 1 child killed by IED.

Saturday 16 January: 4 killed

Jalawla: 1 body of meat seller found, after being abducted by IS;
1 policeman killed in IS attack.

Badush: 1 woman's body found.

Nasiriyah: 1 young man killed.

Wednesday 13 January: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found with signs of torture.

Tuesday 12 January: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 shop assistant killed by IED in shop selling alcohol.

Monday 11 January: 4 killed

Baquba: 1 shepherd executed by IS.

Majar al-Kabir: 2 killed by gunmen.

Souk al-shuyoukh: 1 killed by gunmen.