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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 21 September: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Husseiniya.

Thursday 20 September: 3 killed

Mosul: 2 (father and son) killed by gunmen.

Basra: 1 imam killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 19 September: 5 killed

Tikrit: 1 Ministry of Health employee killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Bob al-Sham.

Hawija: 1 body found.

Kirkuk: 2 bodies found.

Tuesday 18 September: 2 killed

Baghdad-Kirkuk road: 1 killed by IED targeting a police car.

Tikrit: 1 body found; it belonged to a journalist who had been abducted.

Monday 17 September: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Radwaniya.

Shanana: 1 mukhtar killed by gunmen.

Nasiriyah: 1 man killed.

Sunday 16 September: 23 killed

Talkaif: 18 bodies (including those of 5 children) found in mass grave.

Gharib: 3 killed in armed attack.

Jalawla: 1 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Shaab.

Saturday 15 September: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Rashad.