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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 21 July: 23 killed

Mosul: 5 family members killed by IED at their house;
5 children's bodies pulled from rubble;
3 other bodies pulled from rubble.

Basra: 2 killed in clashes, including child.

Hilla: 1 killed by gunmen.

Salahuddin: 1 by IED.

Nasiriya: 1 body found.

Khanaqin: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Dora.

Al-Khalifah: 1 body found.

Khalis: 1 killed by gunmen.

Mardan: 1 killed by gunmen.

Friday 20 July: 6 killed

Diwaniya: 1 protester killed by security forces.

Najar: 1 protester killed by security forces.

Salahuddin: 1 killed by suicide bomber at checkpoint.

Balad: 1 killed by mortar shelling.

Ishaqi: 1 policeman killed in armed attack.

Khalis: 1 farmer killed by gunmen.

Thursday 19 July: 6 killed

Alexandria: 1 farmer killed by IED.

Madain: 1 by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen.

Rashidiya: 1 by IED.

Basra: 1 doctor by gunmen.

Berdawsman: 1 body found.

Wednesday 18 July: 6 killed

Kirkuk: 1 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Diyala Bridge;
1 body found.

Sulaimaniya: 1 body found.

Karbala: 1 protester killed by security forces.

Basra: 1 body found.

Tuesday 17 July: 5 killed

Hawija: 2 children killed by IED.

Hashimiyat: 1 killed in drive-by shooting.

Yaiji: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Sab'a al'Qasr: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Monday 16 July: 2 killed

Madain: 1 killed by gunmen.

Qayyarah: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Sunday 15 July: 6 killed

Samawa: 3 demonstrators killed by security forces.

Basra: 3 demonstrators killed by security forces.