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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

Wednesday 20 February: 3 killed

Arar: 2 policemen killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes.

Tuesday 19 February: 58 killed

Mosul: 47 bodies found in mass grave.

Nukhayb desert: 6 executed.

Ramadi: 1 school guard killed in drive-by shooting.

Fallujah: 2 children killed by IED in Al Nasaf.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Husseiniya;
1 body found in Madain.

Monday 18 February: 5 killed

Rashad: 1 shepherd killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Taji.

Mosul: 1 explosives expert killed dismantling a bomb.

Karbala: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Diyala Bridge.

Sunday 17 February: 1 killed

Haditha: 1 child killed by IED.

Saturday 16 February: 13 killed

Fallujah: 2 children killed by IED.

Mosul: 2 (father and son) killed in armed attack;
7 bodies pulled from rubble.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Arab Jabour.

Shirqat: 1 killed by IED.

Friday 15 February: 9 killed

Fallujah: 2 bodies found.

Daquq: 1 shepherd killed by IED.

Khalis: 1 cemetery supervisor killed.

Mosul: 3 family members (father and sons) killed by gunmen.

Qayyarah: 1 woman killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Dora.

Thursday 14 February: 4 killed

Baghdad: 4 family members (a mother and three children) killed at home and set alight.