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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 2 April: 1 killed

Benja Ali: 1 killed by gunmen.

Friday 1 April: 1 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 woman killed.

Thursday 31 March: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 woman killed by gunmen in Al-Mashtal.


Wednesday 30 March: 1 killed

Numaniyah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 29 March: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 policeman killed by gunmen in Jurf Al-Naddaf.

Sunday 27 March: 1 killed

Sinjar: 1 killed by gunmen.

Saturday 26 March: 4 killed

Mosul: 4 bodies of previously abducted shepherds found.