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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

Monday 13 April: 2 killed

Mosul: 2 Yazidi youths killed by IED.

Sunday 12 April: 3 killed

Sulaimaniya: 2 shepherds killed by ISIS.

Qara Taba: 1 young man killed by IED.

Saturday 11 April: 3 killed

Amara: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 2 bodies found burnt in Karrada.

Friday 10 April: 1 killed

Balad Ruz: 1 man killed by gunmen.

Thursday 9 April: 2 killed

Jalawla: 2 farmers killed by IED.

Wednesday 8 April: 4 killed

Awasha: 1 child killed by gunman in drive-by shooting.

Tal Afar: 1 body found in ISIS den.

Mosul: 1 man collecting truffles killed by ISIS.

Ramadi: 1 shepherd killed by ISIS.

Tuesday 7 April: 3 killed

Abu Saida: 1 killed in clashes.

Kirkuk: 1 policeman's body found.

Mosul: 1 body found in Sheikh Ibrahim.