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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 8 March: 3 killed

Kirkuk: 1 child killed by IED.

Basra: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 1 woman killed by hand grenade in Kadhimiya.

Sunday 7 March: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 policeman killed by gunmen in Tarmiyah.

Saturday 6 March: 1 killed

Tuz Khurmato: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 3 March: 2 killed

Tikrit: 2 bodies (aunt and niece) found.

Monday 1 March: 2 killed

Baquba: 1 man killed by gunmen.

Basra: 1 killed by gunmen.

Sunday 28 February: 6 killed

Mosul: 3 shepherds killed by iED.

Kanaan: 2 shepherds killed by IS gunman.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Sadr City.


Saturday 27 February: 1 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 protester killed.