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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

Sunday 19 August: 5 killed

Al-Tuba: 1 farmer killed by landmine.

Hayali: 1 killed by IED.

Basra: 1 killed in clashes in Abi al-Khasib.

Sinjar: 1 killed by IED.

Mosul: 1 body found with signs of torture in Kokli.

Saturday 18 August: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Diyala Bridge.

Friday 17 August: 4 killed

Barwana: 2 killed in vehicle by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 man killed by gunmen near his home in Abu Ghraib.

Basra: 1 oil employee killed in armed attack.

Thursday 16 August: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Shaab.

Mosul: 1 mukhtar killed by gunmen.

Sulaimaniya: 1 killed by gunfire.

Wednesday 15 August: 4 killed

Kirkuk: 1 killed by AED under car.

Sinjar: 1 killed in Turkish airstrikes.

Basra: 1 demonstrator beaten to death.

Mahaweel: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 14 August: 8 killed

Baghdad: 3 people, including a child, killed by IED at a market in Sadr City.

Basra: 2 bodies found in different locations.

Dawa: 1 body found.

Amara: 1 demonstrator killed by gunfire.

Baaj: 1 killed by IED.

Monday 13 August: 16 killed

Mosul: 10 bodies found in Shahwan and Qaliyat.

Nasiriya: 2 killed by gunmen.

Salahuddin: 3 bodies found.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Amin.