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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

Tuesday 8 September: 3 killed

Basra: 2 killed by gunmen.

Diwaniyah: 1 policeman killed by IED targeting American forces convoy.

Monday 7 September: 6 killed

Baghdad: 5 family members (father, mother and 3 children) killed by gunman

1- Ali Jaafar Ali Hussein Al-Maamouri

2- Suhad Abdul-Hassan Badi

3- Zainab Ali Jaafar

4- Sri Ali Jaafar

5- Abbas Ali Jaafar

A woman's body was found in the al-Obaidi area of the capital.

Sunday 6 September: 2 killed

Wardieh: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Bashir: 1 young man killed by mortar shell fired by IS.

Thursday 3 September: 1 killed

Zour Kanous: 1 woman killed by her IS fighter brother.

Tuesday 1 September: 2 killed

Amara: 1 body of young man found.

Maryam Bek: 1 woman killed by suicide bomber exploding vehicle at checkpoint.

Monday 31 August: 2 killed

Muqdadiya: 1 killed in terrorist attack on house.

Maysan: 1 body found.


Sunday 30 August: 5 killed

Al-Hetawin: 4 members of a family killed by IS.

Mosul: 1 body found.