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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 28 August: 4 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed by gunmen in Zafaraniya.

Basra: 2 killed in clashes.

Tuesday 27 August: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in armed attack in Madain.

Monday 26 August: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 elder killed by sniper in Tarmiyah;
1 body found in Rustumiya.

Mosul: 1 body found with signs of torture.

Katun al-Rahma: 1 policeman killed by IED.

Sunday 25 August: 12 killed

Mosul: 7 family members (inc 2 children) killed by IS.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Kamaliya;
1 body found in Shaab.

Kirkuk: 2 women's bodies found.

Najaf: 1 man hanged.

Saturday 24 August: 9 killed

Daquq: 6 youths killed by mortar attack at football stadium.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen.

Mosul: 1 killed by mortars in Shura.

Hibhib: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Friday 23 August: 4 killed

Mussayab: 3 killed by bomb in market.

Hashemite: 1 policeman killed by mortars.

Wednesday 21 August: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Nahrawan;
1 body found in Diyala Bridge.

Baquba: 1 killed in IS attack at checkpoint.