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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

Sunday 17 September: 1 killed

Canaan-Baghdad road: 1 body found.

Saturday 16 September: 3 killed

Al-Aith: 3 shepherds killed by landmine.

Friday 15 September: 2 killed

Badush: 1 body found.

Baquba: 1 child hanged, in 'honour' killing.

Thursday 14 September: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 man's body found at security point with signs of torture in Abu Ghraib;
1 woman's body found.

Monday 11 September: 2 killed

Basra: 2 children (brother and sister, aged 8 and 5) killed by landmine.

Sunday 10 September: 3 killed

Mosul: 1 killed by gunmen.

Kirkuk: 1 body of elderly woman found with signs of torture.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Bob al-Sham.

Saturday 9 September: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 10-year-old child killed in Saba al-Bour.