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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 12 February: 6 killed

Mosul: 2 policemen killed by IED in Tel Rumman.

Albu Bakr: 1 by IED.

Qara Taba: 1 by unknown gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 body found in the north;
1 killed by AED in Sidiya.

Sunday 11 February: 6 killed

Suq al-Shuyukh: 1 policeman beaten and stabbed.

Kirkuk: 1 cleric killed by unknown gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 by gunfire in Abu Ghraib;
1 body found in Shaab;
2 by gunfire in Bayaa.

Saturday 10 February: 8 killed

Dujail: 3 family members killed by unknown gunmen.

Mosul: 1 mukhtar by unknown gunmen.

Basra: 1 by unknown gunmen.

Yusufiya: 1 by IED.

Baghdad-Diyala road: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Sulaimaniya: 1 body found in a lake with gunshot wounds.

Friday 9 February: 7 killed

Kirkuk: 1 killed by gunfire.

Babil: 1 12-year-old boy killed during clashes.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunfire in Dora;
1 by gunfire in Shaab;
1 by IED in Abu Ghraib.

Mahmud: 1 by gunfire.

Katoun: 1 child's body found.

Thursday 8 February: 13 killed

Khanaqin: 7 young men killed in drive-by shooting.

Ramadi: 1 policeman killed in drive-by shooting.

Baghdad: 1 killed in IED explosion at a market in Nahrawan;
1 by gunfire in Shaab;
1 by AED in Bakriya.

Hawija: 1 killed in mortar attack.

Taji: 1 by IED.

Wednesday 7 February: 34 killed

Albu Ghannam: 20 bodies found in mass grave.

Mosul: 5 bodies pulled from under rubble.

Qara taba: 1 man killed by gunmen leaving his home.

Baghdad: 1 by IED in Diyala Bridge;
1 by unknown gunmen in Bayaa.

Ramadi: 1 by IED.

Mahmoudiya: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Amara: 1 policeman killed during clashes.

Kirkuk: 2 bodies found at political party Headquarters.

Tal Afar: 1 killed during clashes.


Tuesday 6 February: 16 killed

Mosul: 8 bodies recovered from rubble.

Sulaimaniya: 1 killed by gunfire.

Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire.

Abu Saida: 1 by gunfire.

Tuz Khurmato: 5 sheep herders abducted and executed.