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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 21 June: 41 killed

Mosul: 29 bodies found in mass grave.

Wajihiya: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 10 killed by IED in Baladiyat.

Diwaniya: 1 child's body found.

Thursday 20 June: 2 killed

Hashemite: 1 body found in the river.

Al-Mansouriya: 1 body found.

Wednesday 19 June: 2 killed.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Abu Ghraib;
1 body found in Arab Jabour.

Tuesday 18 June: 1 killed

Qayyara: 1 body found.

Monday 17 June: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Taji;
1 body found in Ghadeer.

Sulaymaniya: 1 man killed by gunmen,

Sunday 16 June: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 man killed by gunmen in Husseiniya.

Saturday 15 June: 1 killed

Basra: 1 man killed by gunmen.