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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 8 August: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 policeman killed by AED;
1 detainee tortured to death;
1 body found in Shaab.

Sunday 7 August: 3 killed

Mosul: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Bab al-Sharqi;
1 body found in Owairej.

Saturday 6 August: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 woman's body found.

Friday 5 August: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Zafaraniya.

Kirkuk: 1 municipality employee stabbed.

Thursday 4 August: 2 killed

Al-Maftoul: 1 child killed by landmine.

Basra: 1 body of government employee found.

Wednesday 3 August: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by the army in Abu Ghraib.

Tuesday 2 August: 4 killed

Sinjar: 1 body found with signs of torture. The man was a shepherd.

Nasiriyah: 1 child killed in clashes.

Sadat al-Hindiya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Sharqat: 1 woman (former wife of IS fighter) killed.