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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 4 July: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Diyala Bridge.

Saturday 3 July: 1 killed

Saleh: 1 protester killed by security forces.

Friday 2 July: 5 killed

Haditha: 4 fishermen killed in IS attack.

Amara: 1 young man's body found with signs of torture.

Wednesday 30 June: 1 killed

Kirkuk: 1 man killed by gunmen.


Monday 28 June: 2 killed

Mosul: 1 child killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Shaab.

Sunday 27 June: 1 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 cleaning worker killed at landfill by Al-Nabasha group.

Friday 25 June: 2 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 body found.

Basra: 1 killed by gunmen.