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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

Monday 24 January: 5 killed

Abu Saida: 2 killed by gunmen.

Karbala: 1 killed by gunmen.

Al-Tamim: 2 killed in clashes.

Sunday 23 January: 3 killed

Mukashifa: 1 policewoman killed by a gunman.

Al-Kahla: 1 man killed during clashes over Petro China.

Sinjar: 1 killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 19 January: 2 killed

Basra: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 1 woman killed by gunmen in Sheikh Maarouf.

Monday 17 January: 4 killed

Samarra: 3 fishermen abducted and executed by IS.

Baghdad: 1 young man killed by gunmen in Al-Mashtal.

Sunday 16 January: 1 killed

Al-Azami: 1 15-year-old shepherd killed by explosive.

Saturday 15 January: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 17-year-old boy killed in Sadr City.

Friday 14 January: 2 killed

Hamdaniya: 1 Yazidi man killed.

Suq Al-Shuyoukh: 1 man hanged.