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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

Sunday 4 March: 5 killed

Madain: 1 killed by IED.

Dibhale: 1 killed by IED.

Tarmiya: 1 by gunfire.

Basra: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 1 killed by IED in east of the city.

Saturday 3 March: 3 killed

Baghdad: 2 bodies found.

Hawija: 1 killed by mortar shell.

Friday 2 March: 26 killed

Mosul: 20 bodies pulled from rubble.

Baghdad: 1 killed by IED in Abu Ghraib;
1 by IED in Nahrawan;
1 by AED in Amil.

Tuz Khurmato: 1 killed in clashes.

Kirkuk: 1 body found.

Ramadi: 1 killed by car bomb.

Thursday 1 March: 3 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed by IEDs in al-Maalif and Abu Ghraib.

Erbil: 1 killed by AED.

Wednesday 28 February: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunfire in Bab Marouk.

Lake Hamrin: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.


Tuesday 27 February: 7 killed

Shatt al-Arab: 1 woman's body found.

Dhi Qar: 1 young man killed in clashes.

Kabisa: 2 children killed in landmine explosion.

Mahmudiya: 2 bodies found with stab wounds.

Baghdad: 1 Sahwa member by gunfire.

Monday 26 February: 1 killed

Tarmiya: 1 killed by IED.