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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 22 January: 13 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by unknown gunmen in Ma'alam;
2 bodies found in Sadr City and Amin.

Rawah: 2 killed in booby-trapped house.

Basra: 1 killed by unknown gunmen.

Dolmreh: 5 bodies found, all members of a family.

Sulaimaniya: 1 body found burnt.

Rifai: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Sunday 21 January: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunfire in Husseiniya;
1 killed by gunfire in Qahira.

Erbil: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Hamam al-Alil: 1 body found with torture marks and gunshot wounds.

Saturday 20 January: 5 killed

Hamam al-Alil: 2 policemen killed by gunmen.

Basra: 1 in armed attack.

Madain: 1 by IED.

Baghdad: 1 by IED in al-Rashid.

Friday 19 January: 10 killed

Ramadi: 3 members of a policeman's family (mother, daughter, brother) killed when house is bombed.

Hawija: 1 man executed by militia.

Baquba: 1 government employee killed in armed attack at his home.

Taji: 1 killed by IED.

Mansuriya: 1 engineer by IED.

Mosul: 1 by gunfire in al-Busif.

Mullah Abdullah: 1 killed when unknown gunmen attacked family home.

Baghdad: 1 muezzin killed by AED under his car in Nahrawan.

Thursday 18 January: 41 killed

Mosul: 11 bodies found in mass grave in Ayman.

Shura, south of Mosul: 23 bodies of local policemen found in mass grave.

Baghdad: 1 killed by IED in Hor Rajab.

Khanaqin: 1 man killed in his vehicle by unknown gunmen.

Saffaj: 2 bodies of men previously abducted found.

Basra: 1 killed in armed attack.

Haswa: 1 killed in amred attack.

Alexandria: 1 body found.

Wednesday 17 January: 11 killed

Muqdadiya: 3 civilians killed in separate armed attacks.

Baghdad: 2 bodies found with gunshot and knife wounds.

Madain: 1 killed by IED.

Seberdane, Erbil: 2, a husband and wife, killed by unknown gunmen.

Bab Lan: 1 in armed attack.

Mosul: 1 in armed attack in the Zummar area.

Qara Taba: 1 killed at mosque during kidnapping.

Tuesday 16 January: 3 killed

Mosul: 2 bodies found with gunshot wounds.

Baghdad: 1 killed by IED in Tobchi.