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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

Friday 7 February: 6 killed

Mosul: 2 women's bodies found.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Tarmiyah.

Al-Warka: 1 child killed during clashes.

Ali Saadoun: 2 killed during IS attack on village.

Thursday 6 February: 5 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 protester killed.

Basra: 1 sheikh killed by gunmen.

Shatrah: 1 activist killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Diyala Bridge.

Khanaqin: 1 killed by IS gunmen.

Wednesday 5 February: 25 killed

Najaf: 23 protesters killed by militia.

Maysan: 1 leader in Sadrist movement killed.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Saba Qusour.

Tuesday 4 February: 2 killed

Hawija: 2 shepherds kidnapped and killed by IS.

Monday 3 February: 6 killed

Dhi Qar: 4 protesters killed by Sadr militia.

Baghdad: 1 protester killed by Sadr militia;
1 man killed by gunmen in Husseiniya.

Sunday 2 February: 2 killed

Najaf: 1 man killed by gunmen.

Hilla: 1 protester stabbed in the neck.

Saturday 1 February: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Abu Ghraib.

Mosul: 1 child's body found.