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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

Wednesday 19 August: 7 killed

Mosul: 2 young men's bodies found.

Basra: 2 women killed inside car by gunmen;
1 woman killed by gunmen in Jubaila.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen.

Dohuk: 1 school principal killed in Turkish airstrikes.

Sunday 16 August: 17 killed

Nuishin: 1 woman killed by IED.

Basra: 1 killed by gunmen in al-Hartha;
4 killed in clashes;
1 14-year-old boy hanged after being tortured.

Baghdad, Salahuddin, Ninewa and Anbar: 10 detainees reported dead after torture in various prisons.

Saturday 15 August: 3 killed

Amadiyah: 2 passengers in a car killed by Turkish airstrikes.

Nasiriyah: 1 detainee dies of torture in al-Hout prison.

Friday 14 August: 2 killed

Basra: 1 young activist killed by gunman.

Nasiriyah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Thursday 13 August: 5 killed

Al-Islah: 1 farmer killed by IS with machine guns.

Baghdad: 1 barbershop owner killed inside his shop in Tarmiyah;
1 salon owner killed inside her home in Madain.

Anah: 1 young man killed in IED explosion.

Al-Askari: 1 killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 12 August: 1 killed

Balawah: 1 man is killed in drive-by IS shooting.

Tuesday 11 August: 6 killed

Abu Karma: 1 19-year-old killed in IS attack on wedding procession.

Sidakan: 5 border guards killed in Turkish drone strike.