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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 19 September: 4 killed.

Zakho: 1 body found.

Abu Saida: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baaj: 1 body found.

Bani Saad: 1 body found.

Wednesday 18 September: 8 killed

Mosul: 7 bodies found.

Mandali: 1 killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 17 September: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Tarmiya.

Monday 16 September: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 man killed by gunmen in Kamaliyah.

Sunday 15 September: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Kamaliyah.

Saturday 14 September: 10 killed

Mosul: 9 bodies (inc 4 children) found under rubble.

Basra: 1 body found.

Friday 13 September: 2 killed

Hamam al-Alil: 1 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Shula.