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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

Wednesday 23 September: 2 killed

Mosul: 2 (husband and wife) killed by gunmen storming their house.

Tuesday 22 September: 1 killed

Baquba: 1 killed by gunmen near his home in Al-Abara district.

Monday 21 September: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 woman killed by gunmen inside her home in Tarmiyah.

Laylan: 1 young man's body found.

Sunday 20 September: 2 killed

Al-Dawasa: 1 killed by gunmen.

Abu Saida: 1 policeman killed by IED.

Saturday 19 September: 1 killed

Muqdadiya: 1 woman killed by IED.

Friday 18 September: 1 killed

Basra: 1 man killed by gunman.

Wednesday 16 September: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body of woman in her 20s found in Sadr City.

Karbala: 1 body of woman in her 20s found.