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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 3 October: 1 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 50-year-old former footballer, Matar Hamza, killed by gunmen.

Sunday 2 October: 2 killed

Mandali: 1 livestock dealer, previously kidnapped, found dead.

Latifiya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Saturday 1 October: 2 killed

Hilla: 1 man killed by gunman.

Sayed Dakhil: 1 killed in clashes.

Friday 30 September: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 child (3-year-old boy) killed by gunfire in Dusim;
1 man killed in clashes in Al-Alawi.


Thursday 29 September: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Ur.

Wednesday 28 September: 16 killed

Erbil: 5 killed in Iranian missile attack.

Tuesday 27 September: 2 killed

Najaf: 1 body of man in his 40s is found.

Qabr Al-Abed: 1 body of a young man is found.