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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

Tuesday 20 August: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 man killed by gunmen.

Monday 19 August: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 man killed by gunmen in Fadhiliya.

Jubail: 1 man found hanged.

Sunday 18 August: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Shaab.

Mosul: 1 body found in Al-Athba.

Saturday 17 August: 5 killed

Qayyarah: 5 bodies found in mass grave.

Friday 16 August: 2 killed

Erbil: 2 men killed by gunmen.

Thursday 15 August: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Qahira.

Basra: 1 young man's body found.

Wednesday 14 August: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 woman killed by gunmen in the east of the city.