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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 23 September: 15 killed

Hassan Koi and Our, district of Tal Afar: 13 killed (8 from one family), 5 wounded, by booby-trap IEDs in the two homes they had returned to

Dawalib village in the district of Mansuriyah, northeast of Baqubah: 1 by roadside bomb placed near orchard

Nahrawan, south of Baghdad: 1 killed, 3 wounded by roadside bomb near market

Friday 22 September: 6 killed

Husseiniyat al-Rashidiya, east of Baghdad: 1 lawyer killed by bomb exploding under his car

Gir Uzer district of Sinjar: 3 internally displaced persons killed after returning to their booby-trapped home

Jibla district north of Hilla : 1 body found in a canal, estimated as having been there for a month

Outskirts of Abbara, north-east of Baquba: 1 university student at the Faculty of Law assassinated by unknown gunmen

Thursday 21 September: 4 killed

Amiriyat, south of Fallujah: 1 body found of a barber, stabbed

al-Edhiem, Diyala: 2 popular mobilisation unit members killed, 7 others wounded, by booby-trapped bomb when lifting mattresses to prepare tribal leader's guest home to receive displaced families

Tarmiyah, north of Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen opening fire on his car as he left home

Wednesday 20 September: 38 killed

Banah, Anbar: 2 killed by car bomb "in a beautiful neighbourhood"

Khan Dari near Abu Ghraib: 1 killed, 4 wounded by roadside bomb

Tal Afar: 25 bodies found in a mass execution grave

Border area of Amadiyah district, Dohuk: 9 civilians killed in Turkish airstrikes

Kreyaat, northeast of Baghdad: 1 alcohol seller killed by IED fitted under his car

Tuesday 19 September: 107 killed

Hajaj: 3 diners killed, up to 39 wounded, by suicide bombers targeting tourist restaurant often frequented by Popular Mobilisation Forces

Tarmiyah, north of Baghdad: 2 killed, 4 wounded by roadside bomb near an industrial complex

Mukhisa village, northeast of Baquba: 1 farmer shot near an orchard by an armed group

Daouk district, south of Kirkuk: 1, a 17-year-old farmer killed by roadside bomb

Zubair district of Basra: 1 young man gunned down by unknown assailants

Tariq neighbourhood of Sadr City, east Baghdad: 1 taxi driver killed by unidentified gunmen using silencers

Rifa'i region, west of Mosul: 7, family killed on return to their booby-trapped house after ousting of ISIS

Ayadh neighbourhood, west Mosul: 40 bodies found in mass grave of police personnel, executed by ISIS, showing signs of torture

Tigris river north of Baghdad: 1 body found of a young man pulled from river, shot in head and chest

Mosul Old City: 50 more bodies of women and children recovered from rubble of the conflict by Civil Defence teams

Monday 18 September: 4 killed

Kirkuk: 1 killed, up to 5 injured by gunfire at pro-referendum youth rally

Nahrawan, southeast of Baghdad: 1 killed, 5 injured by explosion near market

Al-Shahwaniyah district, north of Babylon: 1 body found of a 40-year-old unidentified man, shot in the head

Nasiriyah: 1 body found of a woman of about 20, shot

Sunday 17 September: 7 killed

Muharibeen village west of Mosul: 3 killed, 23 injured, including women and children in booby-trap bomb explosion at a school being used to train pro-government volunteer tribal fighters (of whom up to 12 were also killed)

Seidy Abdullah neighbourhood southern Baghdad: 1 killed, 4 injured in IED explosion targeting shops

Dar Revolution, west of Mosul: 2, the headless bodies of a husband and wife found

Alexandria, north of Babylon: 1 body found of a woman in her fifties with wounds