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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 28 April: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 woman's body found with signs of torture.

Wednesday 27 April: 2 killed

Amarah: 1 killed in drive-by shooting.

Basra: 1 killed in drive-by shooting.

Tuesday 26 April: 1 killed

Tikrit: 1 shepherd killed by IED.

Monday 25 April: 1 killed

Samawah: 1 body found.

Sunday 24 April: 1 killed

Basra: 1 woman's body found.

Friday 22 April: 3 killed

Basra: 2 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 stabbed in Al Mashtal.

Wednesday 20 April: 2 killed

Kadhimiya: 1 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Abu Ghraib.