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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

Monday 20 July: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 pharmacist killed in armed attack in Baladiyat.

Saturday 18 July: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Friday 17 July: 3 killed

Basra: 1 child killed by AED on a bicycle in Abu Al-Khaseeb.

Shirqat: 2 (uncle and niece) killed by AED under their car.

Thursday 16 July: 3 killed

Kirkuk: 3 agricultural nursery employees killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 15 July: 1 killed

Jalawla: 1 sheep herder killed during IS attack on village.

Monday 13 July: 3 killed

Baquba: 3 policemen killed by IED.

Sunday 12 July: 4 killed

Kirkuk: 1 policeman shot in the head.

Baghdad: 1 protester killed.

Nasiriyah: 1 detainee tortured to death at Al-Hout prison.

Ramadi: 1 young man killed.