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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 12 August: 6 killed

Amarah: 1 killed by gunfire.

Rashidiya: 2 policemen killed by IED.

Muthanna: 1 body found with gunshot wounds and marks of torture.

Sinjar: 2 bodies found with gunshot wounds and marks of torture.

Saturday 11 August: 10 killed

Baiji: 5 family members killed by gunmen.

Hilla: 3 killed in armed attack on a vehicle.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Saba al-Bour.

Khadraniya: 1 killed by gunmen at football stadium.

Friday 10 August: 2 killed

Nimrod: 2 killed by IEDs

Wednesday 8 August: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Rashad.

Erbil: 2 killed in clashes.

Soul al-Shuyukh: 1 body of a child found.

Tuesday 7 August: 3 killed

Muqdadiya: 1 child killed by gunmen.

Khalis: 1 killed by IED.

Dohuk: 1 killed in Turkish airstrikes.

Monday 6 August: 52 killed

Mosul: 37 bodies recovered in Shahwan and Qaliyat;
9 family members killed by IED.

Samarra: 3 family members killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Saba Qusour.

Abu Saida: 1 killed by gunmen.

Kanaan: 1 lawyer killed by gunmen.

Sunday 5 August: 3 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed by gunmen in Ghazaliya and Abu Ghraib.

Refai: 1 body found.