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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 16 October: 1 killed

Tal Afar: 1 body found.

Sunday 15 October: 1 killed

Al-Ayadiya: 1 body found, bound and shot.

Saturday 14 October: 1 killed

Dhi Qar: 1 young man killed by hand grenade.

Thursday 12 October: 1 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 mukhtar killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 11 October: 1 killed

Al-Saydiya: 1 young woman killed in 'honour' killing by her brother.

Saturday 7 October: 3 killed

Makhmour camp: 3 people, a woman and 2 children, were killed when a refugee camp with Kurds from Turkey was struck by missiles.

Friday 6 October: 3 killed

Baghdad: 3 killed in tribal conflict in Al-Wahda.