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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 28 September: 9 killed

Khanaqin: 3 killed by ISIS at security point; 2 brothers killed by gunmen.

Balad Ruz: 1 farmer killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 son of former MP killed by gunmen in Yarmouk.

Shatt al-Arab, Basra: 1 young man killed in drive-by shooting.

Dainia: 1 teenage boy's body found.

Thursday 26 September: 4 killed.

Rashad: 2 killed by IED.

Dohuk: 1 killed by Turkish airstrikes.

Baquba: 1 farmer killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 25 September: 2 killed

Mosul: 2 bodies found.

Tuesday 24 September: 3 killed

Samawa: 2 bodies found with signs of torture.

Baquba: 1 man killed by sniper.

Monday 23 September: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Diyala Bridge;
1 body found.

Baquba: 1 explosives expert killed trying to dismantle IED.

Basra: 2 killed by gunmen.

Sunday 22 September: 11 killed

Karma: 4 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 7 killed in attacks in Tarmiyah.

Friday 20 September: 15 killed

Karbala: 12 killed by IED on bus; ISIS claimed responsibility.

Dujail: 2 killed in drive-by shooting.

Mosul: 1 mukhtar killed by gunmen.