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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

Friday 15 March: 2 killed

Baaj: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 13 March: 2 killed.

Anbar: 1 man executed, after being abducted. His name was Ismail Raad.

Qara Taba: 1 killed by a mortar shell.

Tuesday 12 March: 7 killed

Basra: 7 killed in clashes.

Monday 11 March: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunman in Taji;
1 body found in al Nahda.

Sunday 10 March: 11 killed

Makhmour: 1 young man, 23-year-old Zaher Omar Makhmour, shot dead by Iraqi soldiers.

Mosul: 9 bodies recovered from rubble, including 3 children.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Madain.

Saturday 9 March: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Diyala Bridge.

Samarra: 1 body found (17-year-old boy) with signs of torture.

Friday 8 March: 2 killed

Mosul: 1 child (13-year-old girl) killed by car bomb.

Shirqat: 1 killed by car bomb.