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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 14 February: 8 killed

Baghdad: 6 protester killed by armed men in Tahrir Square;
1 killed by gunmen in Yarmouk;
1 body found in Nahrawan.

Thursday 13 February: 3 killed

Bahad Taza: 1 killed by gunmen.

Khanaqin: 2 killed by IED.

Wednesday 12 February: 2 killed

Najaf: 1 protester shot in the head.

Mosul: 1 killed in explosion.

Tuesday 11 February: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 chairman of Al-Rashid TV killed by gunmen.

Monday 10 February: 4 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed in clashes in Shula.

Nasiriyah: 1 protester killed by security forces.

Mosul: 1 woman killed by gunman.

Saturday 8 February: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 protester killed.

Karbala: 1 protester killed.

Haditha: 1 shepherd killed by a landmine.

Friday 7 February: 6 killed

Mosul: 2 women's bodies found.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Tarmiyah.

Al-Warka: 1 child killed during clashes.

Ali Saadoun: 2 killed during IS attack on village.