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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 3 November: 5 killed

Karbala: 4 demonstrators killed at Iranian Consulate.

Maysan: 1 man killed after office of Islamic Resistance Movement stormed by gang.

Saturday 2 November: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 demonstrator killed in Tahrir Square.

Friday 1 November: 9 killed

Baghdad: 1 demonstrator killed by tear gas in Tahrir Square;
1 demonstrator killed by tear gas in Al-Sinak Bridge;
1 demonstrator killed by grenade;
4 demonstrators previously injured died;
1 policeman killed in armed attack;
1 man killed in armed attack in Nahrawan.

Thursday 31 October: 83 killed

Khanaqin: 1 killed in ISIS attack.

Zubair: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 6 demonstrators killed;
2 policemen killed by gunmen.

Aggregate: 73 more deaths of demonstrators recorded to bring the monthly total to 250.


Wednesday 30 October: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 demonstrator killed.

Tuesday 29 October: 3 killed

Al-Islah: 1 farmer killed by IED;
2 killed by IED.

Monday 28 October: 25 killed

Karbala: 18 demonstrators killed.

Baghdad: 5 demonstrators killed.

Muqdadiya: 2 killed by IED.