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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

Thursday 28 February: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Fadhiliya.

Mosul: 1 killed by car bomb.


Wednesday 27 February: 5 killed

Buhriz: 2 killed by mortars.

Baghdad: 2 killed by gunmen in Rashad and Basateen.

Qayyarah: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 26 February: 4 killed

Fallujah: 3 killed by IED.

Mosul: 1 killed.

Monday 25 February: 27 killed

Mosul: 23 bodies found in mass grave.

Shirqat: 2 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Taji;
1 body found in Bob Al-Sham.

Sunday 24 February: 3 killed

Alkma: 1 young man killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Kamaliyah.

Mukhisa: 1 elderly man killed.

Saturday 23 February: 7 killed

Thar Thar : 5 fishermen executed.

Khalidiya: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Nahrawan.

Thursday 21 February: 29 killed

Mosul: 26 bodies found in Bazawaya;
1 killed by gunmen in Baaj.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Fadhiliya.

Kufa: 1 girl killed by gunmen.