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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 8 July: 3 killed

Al Qasim: 2 killed.

Khalis: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Thursday 7 July: 2 killed

Mosul: 2 bodies found.

Wednesday 6 July: 1 killed

Najaf: 1 body found.

Tuesday 5 July: 4 killed

Basra: 2 killed in clashes; 1 body found.

Maysan: 1 body found.

Sunday 3 July: 1 killed

Wasit: 1 body found decapitated.

Saturday 2 July: 3 killed

Mosul: 1 killed by gunmen.

Tarmiyah: 1 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed by security forces in Karrada.

Friday 1 July: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 elderly man killed by gunmen in Baladiyat.

Nasiriyah: 1 killed in clashes.

Nineveh: 1 shepherd executed by ISIS.