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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 22 July: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 woman's body found with signs of torture;
1 body found in Husseiniya.

Wednesday 21 July: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 security member killed by gunmen.

Monday 19 July: 35 killed

Baghdad: 35 killed by IED placed by IS at market in Sadr City.

Sunday 18 July: 2 killed

Haditha: 1 shepherd killed by IED.

Sinjar: 1 young man's body found.

Saturday 17 July: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 woman's body found in Ur;
1 woman's body found in Husseiniah al Maamal

Friday 16 July: 2 killed

Altun Kubri: 1 poultry farmer killed by gunmen.

Amara: 1 killed by gunmen.

Thursday 15 July: 1 killed

Jaghoyfa: 1 shepherd killed by explosive.