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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

Saturday 2 September: 8 killed

Samarra: 8 killed (6 workers, 2 security guards) in suicide attack on power station

Friday 1 September: 1 killed

Rania, Sulaymaniah: 1 young man knifed in front of park, killer arrested

Thursday 31 August: 4 killed

Balad: 2 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 by IED in Zafaraniya.

Latifiyah: 1 by AED under car.


Wednesday 30 August: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 shot in Maalif; 1 body found in Swaib.

Basra: 1 body.

Nasiriyah: 1 woman shot.

Hawija: 1 elderly man executed by being thrown off a building.

Tuesday 29 August: 10 killed

A'yaziyah: 3 (2 women and 1 child) killed by suicide bomber targeting a group of Peshmerga.

Baghdad: 4 killed by gunfire and IED in Swaib and Rashad.

Madain: 1 by gunfire.

Hilla: 1 body found, of child abducted two days earlier.

Bazol: 1 body found, of tribal elder abducted one week earlier.

Monday 28 August : 22 killed

Baghdad: 14 killed by car bomb and in armed attacks in Jamila, Furat and Ghazaliya.

Wasit: 2 bodies found in Tigris river.

Yusufiya: 4 killed in IED explosion.

Abu Saida: 1 by IED.

Kanaan: 1 by IED.

Sunday 27 August: 6 killed.

Baghdad: 6 killed by car bombs and IED in Bayaa, Abu Dshir and Jisr Diyala.