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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 9 August: 3 killed

Al-Khazir: 1 worker digging a well killed by IS gunmen.

Al-Duniyin: 1 policeman killed by IS gunmen at security point.

Al-Qaim: 1 killed by gunfire during wedding.

Saturday 7 August: 2 killed

Erbil: 1 leader of Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party killed in a hotel.

Sharqat: 1 petrol station guard killed by IS gunmen.

Friday 6 August: 1 killed

Abu Saida: 1 body found.

Thursday 5 August: 1 killed

Khanaqin: 1 body found.

Monday 2 August: 5 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed by IED in Al Wahda.

Nasiriya: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.


Dhuluiya: 2 (retired teacher and his brother) killed in IS attack.

Sunday 1 August: 3 killed

Nahawand: 1 elder killed by gunmen.

Al Baaj: 1 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Dora.

Saturday 31 July: 3 killed

Heet: 3 (father and two children) killed by IS gunmen.


JULY TOTAL: 87 CIVILIANS KILLED.