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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 1 August: 3 killed

Dhi Qar: 2 bodies of young men found.

Sulaymaniyah: 1 killed in drone strike.

Sunday 31 July: 4 killed

Arab Faraj: 4 young shepherds under the age of 16 killed in IED explosion.


Saturday 30 July: 2 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Abbasiya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Thursday 28 July: 2 killed

Basra: 1 Defence Ministry employee killed by gunmen.

Dhi Qar: 1 municipality employee killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 27 July: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 woman killed by gunfire.

Monday 25 July: 2 killed

Mosul: 2 women's bodies found.

Sunday 24 July: 3 killed

Abu Ali Al-Nasser: 1 farmer killed in IS attack.

Tarmiyah: 2 teenage brothers killed in IS attack.