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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

Sunday 6 January: 6 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Abu Ghraib;
1 body found in Diyala Bridge.

Mahaweel: 2 bodies found.

Dibs: 2 killed by IED.

Saturday 5 January: 44 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Tarmiyah;
1 killed by gunmen in Husseiniya;
1 body found in Shaab.

Najaf: 2 killed by gunmen.

Dibs: 1 killed by IED.

Mosul: 38 bodies found in mass grave.

Friday 4 January: 6 killed

Baghdad: 6 women in detention centre for displaced women in Adhamiya.

Thursday 3 January: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Tarmiyah;
1 body found in Rashad.

Mosul: 3 executed at a farm in Tal Asfour.

Wednesday 2 January: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Taji.

Mosul: 1 mukhtar killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 1 January: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 child killed by gunfire.

Riyadh: 1 killed by IED.

Saudi border: 1 man killed by Saudi security.

Monday 31 December: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Radwaniya.

Mosul: 1 woman killed by gunmen.

Sulaymaniya: 1 body found in Chamchamal.


DECEMBER TOTAL: 155 CIVILIANS KILLED.

2018 TOTAL: 3,324 CIVILIANS KILLED.