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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 18 October: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Dora.

Sinjar: 2 killed by Turkish airstrikes.

Monday 17 October: 3 killed

Kirkuk: 2 children killed by old war projectile.

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Sadr City.

Sunday 16 October: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in armed conflict in Sadr City.

Saturday 15 October: 3 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed in armed attack in Ur.

Mosul: 1 body found.

Friday 14 October: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Shaab.

Nasiriya: 1 killed in armed attack.

Thursday 13 October: 2 killed

Tal Lahm: 2 shepherds killed by landmine.

Wednesday 12 October: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Radwaniyah;
1 killed in clashes in Sadr City.

Al Majar: 1 killed by gunmen.