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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

Friday 24 January: 6 killed

Baghdad: 3 protesters killed by security forces in Al-Khilani and Al-Qasim;
2 killed by gunmen in Abu Ghraib.

Baquba: 1 protester killed by militia.

Thursday 23 January: 2 killed

Basra: 1 protester killed by gunmen.

Mosul: 1 man killed, his house burnt, by IS.

Wednesday 22 January: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 protester killed at Muhammad Qasim;
1 killed by gunmen in Kamaliyah.

Basra: 1 protester and paramedic killed.

Nasiriyah: 1 young man killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 21 January: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 16-year-old protester killed.

Basra: 1 protester killed.

Monday 20 January: 8 killed

Baghdad: 4 protester killed in al-Khilani Square;
1 cameraman killed during protests in al-Khilani Square.

Karbala: 1 protester killed;
1 man killed by gunmen.

Al-Burait: 1 man kidnapped with his children, his body found later by the side of the road.

Sunday 19 January: 2 killed

Basra: 1 activist killed by gunmen.

Karbala: 1 protester killed.

Saturday 18 January: 4 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed in clashes in Sadr City;
1 killed by gunmen in Husseiniya.

Qayyarah: 1 killed by gunmen.