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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 6 November: 2 killed

Boskin: 2 women killed by Turkish drone strike.

Sunday 5 November: 1 killed

Najaf: 1 killed by gunmen.

Thursday 2 November: 1 killed

Maysan: 1 killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 31 October: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 man stabbed.


Sunday 29 October: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in tribal conflict.

Maysan: 1 killed in tribal conflict.

Saturday 28 October: 4 killed

Badoush: 1 child killed by explosive device.

Baquba: 2 young men killed by hand grenade.

Baghdad: 1 young woman killed by gunmen.

Friday 27 October: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 burnt body found in Sadr City.