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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 25 February: 9 killed

Kirkuk: 2 policemen killed by gunmen.

Basra: 2 women killed by gunmen.

Nasiriya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Imam Wes: 1 killed by gunmen.

Saadia: 1 body found with gunshot wounds in Lake Hamrin.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Zafaraniya;
1 killed by IED at a market in Radwaniya.

Saturday 24 February: 6 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen;
1 by IED in Diyala Bridge.

Hawija: 1 by IED.

Awainat: 3 bodies found with gunshot wounds.

Friday 23 February: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by IED in Abu Ghraib;
1 killed by gunmen in Ur.

Madain: 1 killed by IED.

Thursday 22 February: 10 killed

Mosul: 8 bodies pulled from rubble.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Dora.

Mahmudiya: 1 body found.

Wednesday 21 February: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunfire in Nahrawan;
1 body found in Dora.

Mosul: 1 mukhtar killed by gunmen in Dubeiz.

Tuesday 20 February: 2 killed

Mosul: 2, father and son, killed by landmine near home.

Monday 19 February: 27 killed

Saadouniya: 24 bodies of abducted men found, most beheaded.

Mahmudiya: 1 killed by gunfire.

Tarmiya: 1 by gunfire.

Taji: 1 by IED.