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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 16 March: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 protester at al-Khilani Square.

Sunday 15 March: 6 killed

Qala Saleh: 5 killed in clashes.

Abu Saida: 1 woman killed by gunmen.

Saturday 14 March: 1 killed

Baquba: 1 killed by gunmen in Tarmiyah.

Friday 13 March: 4 killed

Jurf al-Nasr: 2 policemen's bodies pulled from rubble, after US airstrike.

Basra: 1 killed by gunmen in Zubair.

Amiriyah: 1 policeman killed in armed attack.

Thursday 12 March: 3 killed

Khalis: 1 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Abu Ghraib.

Karbala: 1 airport worker killed in US missile attack.

Tuesday 10 March: 2 killed

Amara: 2 activists killed by gunmen.

Monday 9 March: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 jewellery shop owner killed by gunmen.

Nasiriyah: 1 killed in clashes.