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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 20 April: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 child's body found.

Friday 19 April: 1 killed

Basra: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 17 April: 1 killed.

Al-Mukhisa: 1 killed by IED.

Tuesday 16 April: 6 killed

Karbala: 2 youths killed in drive-by shooting.

Yusufiya: 2 (mother and son) killed by gunmen.

Ramadi: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baiji: 1 body found.

Monday 15 April: 4 killed

Ramadi: 1 body found.

Sulaymaniyah: 1 body found.

Nasiriyah: 1 killed in clashes.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Husseiniya.

Sunday 14 April: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen.

Mosul: 1 child's body found under rubble.

Saturday 13 April: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 child killed by gunfire in Talbiah.

Fallujah: 1 body found.