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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 31 January: 1 killed

Kut: 1 protester killed by security forces.


Thursday 30 January: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Shaab.

Qara Taba: 1 body found.

Wednesday 29 January: 1 killed

Hadar: 1 man killed by IED.

Tuesday 28 January: 8 killed

Baghdad: 1 academic killed by gunmen in Al-Binuk;
1 retired officer killed by gunmen in Dora;
1 killed by gunmen in Madain;
1 policeman killed by gunmen in the east of the city.

Kut: 1 protester killed.

Al-Dur: 1 fisherman killed by IS.

Basra: 2 (mother and daughter) killed in Karmat Ali.

Monday 27 January: 6 killed

Mosul: 1 body found in Ashika.

Nasiriyah: 1 protester killed in Al-Haboubi Square.

Najaf: 1 body found.

Al-Shatrah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Al-Mukhisa: 1 policeman killed by IED.

Diwaniya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Sunday 26 January: 14 killed

Baghdad: 1 protester killed in Al-Tahrir;
1 protester killed in Al-Wathba.
1 policeman killed by gunmen in Sadr City.

Nasiriyah: 1 protester killed.

Mosul: 10 bodies found.

Saturday 25 January: 4 killed

Nasiriyah: 3 protesters killed by security forces.

Baghdad: 1 protester killed by security forces.