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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

Sunday 20 October: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Amin.

Saturday 19 October: 7 killed

Maysan: 6 killed in clashes.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Taji.

Friday 18 October: 4 killed.

Maysan: 3 killed in clashes.

Basra: 1 child's body found in Shatt al-Arab.

Thursday 17 October: 7 killed

Basra: 5 killed during clashes.

Mosul: 1 killed by IED in Shura.

Basra: 1 killed by IED at Shatt al-Arab.

Wednesday 16 October: 9 killed

Sulaimaniya: 3 family members, a Kurdish journalist, his wife and his 3-year-old child, killed in armed attack.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen.

Mosul: 5 bodies found.

Tuesday 15 October: 4 killed

Sulaimaniya: 2 killed by grenade.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Abu Ghraib.

Mosul: 1 killed by IED.

Monday 14 October: 7 killed

Mosul: 6 bodies found under rubble;
1 killed by gunmen.