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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

Saturday 6 July: 3 killed

Fallujah: 2 policemen killed by gunmen at a checkpoint in Amiriya.

Basra: 1 young man killed by gunmen in al Sibai.

Friday 5 July: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Abu Nawas street

Thursday 4 July: 5 killed

Baghdad: 4 killed by IED in Tarmiyah;
1 killed in Fadhiliya.

Wednesday 3 July: 6 killed

Baghdad: 5 killed in clashes in Fadhiliya;
1 body found in Tigris river.

Tuesday 2 July: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Diyala Bridge

Monday 1 July: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Talbieh.

Hashemite: 1 policeman killed.

Sunday 30 June: 1 killed

Jalawla: 1 farmer killed by IED.

JUNE: 130 civilians killed.