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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

Monday 20 March: 4 killed

Hamman Al-Alil: 1 body found.

Al-Gharraf: 3 family members, clan killing.

Sunday 19 March: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in armed conflict in Al-Bawiya.

Mosul: 1 killed by gunmen.

Saturday 18 March: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Sadr City.

Friday 17 March: 2 killed

Mosul: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Nasiriyah: 1 Ministry of Education employee killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 14 March: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 woman's body found;
1 killed by gunmen in Al-Maamel.

Monday 13 March: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Saturday 11 March: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 merchant killed by gunmen in Zafaraniya.

1 shepherd beheaded by IS.