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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

Thursday 15 April: 5 killed

Baghdad: 4 killed by car bomb in Habibiya.

Dhi Qar: 1 activist killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 14 April: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in New Baghdad.

Tuesday 13 April: 2 killed

Mosul: 1 young man killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen.

Sunday 11 April: 4 killed

Fallujah: 2 killed by missiles.

Amara: 1 killed in clashes.

Basra: 1 killed in clashes.

Saturday 10 April: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by IED;
1 body found.

Kirkuk: 1 child's body found.

Friday 9 April: 4 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 killed in clashes.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Baladiyat;
1 body found in al-Basateen;
1 body found in al-Tha'abah.

Wednesday 7 April: 3 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 body of policeman's son found.

Dohuk: 1 body of young man found.

Baghdad: 1 body of young man found in Sadr City.