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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 7 November: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Bayaa;
1 US citizen killed by gunmen in Karrada;
1 killed in clashes in Taji.

Najaf: 2 (mother and daughter) executed in honour killing.

Sunday 6 November: 2 killed

Abu Saida: 1 lorry driver killed by gunmen.

Shanafiya-Diwaniyah road: 1 killed by gunmen.

Saturday 5 November: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found with signs of torture in Zafaraniya.

Bani Saad: 1 body found.

Al-Nawashi: 3 killed in clashes.

Wednesday 2 November: 4 killed

Kut: 1 child's body found.

Karbala: 1 child killed during clashes.

Baghdad: 1 killed drive-by shooting in Al-Obaidi;
1 killed in armed conflict in Al-Fadiliyah.

Monday 31 October: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in New Baghdad;
1 killed by gunmen in Baladiyat.


Sunday 30 October: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in armed attack in Ur;
1 killed in armed attack in Habibiya.

Basra: 1 oil policeman's body found.

Saturday 29 October: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Dora;
1 child killed by her father in 'honour' killing.