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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

Thursday 2 March: 4 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed by gunmen in Sadr City;
1 killed in drive-by shooting in Al-Ma'amel.

Karbala: 1 body found.

Wednesday 1 March: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in armed conflict in Jamila Al-Thani.

Nakhaib: 2 members of the security forces found killed after being abducted.

Tuesday 28 February: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Radwaniya.

Hilla: 1 body found.

Baladruz: 1 farmer killed by gunmen.


Monday 27 February: 1 killed

Lake Hamrin: 1 fisherman killed by IS.

Sunday 26 February: 5 killed

Sinjar: 3 shepherds' bodies found.

Baaj: 1 young man killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed in armed conflict in Tariq.

Saturday 25 February: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Madain.

Yusufiya: 1 man in a car killed by soldier.

Shatrah: 1 killed in clashes.

Wednesday 22 February: 5 killed

Dujail river: 1 body found.

Mussayib: 1 retired professor, Abdul Rasul Al-Anbari, killed by gunmen.

Baquba: 1 doctor, Ahmed Talal Al-Madfai, killed by gunmen.

Maysan: 1 killed in clan conflict;
1 killed by gunmen.