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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 22 January: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Husseiniya;
1 body found in Amin.

Monday 21 January: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Abu Ghraib.

Imam Wes: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Hashimiya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Sunday 20 January: 3 killed

Khanaqin: 2 policemen killed in armed attack.

Baghdad: 1 killed in armed attack in Fadhiliyah.

Thursday 17 January: 1 killed

Kirkuk: 1 woman killed by AED.

Wednesday 16 January: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Taji;
1 body found.

Kirkuk: 1 KDP official killed by gunmen.

Basra: 1 women killed by gunmen.

Soran: 1 killed by IED.

Tuesday 15 January: 40 killed

Mosul: 40 bodies found in mass grave.

Monday 14 January: 3 killed

Mosul: 1 killed by gunmen.

Tikrit: 2 bodies found.