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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

Friday 28 September: 5 killed

Babil: 1 killed by gunmen.

Hilla: 1 mukhtar killed by gunmen.

Nasiriyah: 1 engineer in the Ministry of Oil killed by gunmen.

Najaf: 1 body (of 13-year-old child) found. The child had been abducted.

Basra: 1 killed by gunmen.

Thursday 27 September: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Camp Sarah; 1 body found in Abu Ghraib.

Hawija: 1 policeman killed by IED.


Wednesday 26 September: 1 killed

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

Tuesday 25 September: 4 killed

Basra: 1 human rights activist killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 2 killed by IED in Bayaa; 1 by gunfire in Saba Qusour.

Monday 24 September: 2 killed

Maysan: 2 (husband and wife) killed by gunmen.

Sunday 23 September: 9 killed

Basra: 6 family members, including one child, killed in armed attack.

Hadar: 1 mukhtar killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed in Ghazalan; 1 body found in Ur.

Saturday 22 September: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Hawr Rajab.

Basra: 1 body found.