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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

Saturday 23 July: 1 killed

Muhammad Sakran: 1 killed by by soldiers at checkpoint.

Friday 22 July: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunfire in Shula.

Thursday 21 July: 5 killed

Mansouriya: 5 killed by ISIS gunmen.

Wednesday 20 July: 11 killed

Dohuk: 11 killed by Turkish airstrikes.

Tuesday 19 July: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen.

Monday 18 July: 3 killed

Baghdad: 2 bodies found.

Mosul: 1 Yazidi man killed by gunmen.

Sunday 17 July: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Baladiyat.

Karbala: 1 killed by gunmen.