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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

Thursday 13 August: 5 killed

Al-Islah: 1 farmer killed by IS with machine guns.

Baghdad: 1 barbershop owner killed inside his shop in Tarmiyah;
1 salon owner killed inside her home in Madain.

Anah: 1 young man killed in IED explosion.

Al-Askari: 1 killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 12 August: 1 killed

Balawah: 1 man is killed in drive-by IS shooting.

Tuesday 11 August: 6 killed

Abu Karma: 1 19-year-old killed in IS attack on wedding procession.

Sidakan: 5 border guards killed in Turkish drone strike.

Friday 7 August: 1 killed

Basra: 1 activist killed by gunmen.

Thursday 6 August: 1 killed

Al Gharaf oil field: 1 guard killed by gunmen.

Sunday 2 August: 1 killed

Sumer: 1 policeman killed by gunman.

Wednesday 29 July: 5 killed

Mosul: 5 bodies found.