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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

Friday 6 November: 1 killed

Basra: 1 protester killed.

Thursday 5 November: 5 killed

Zahra: 4 (3 women and 1 policeman) killed by IED.

Rutba: 1 engineer working for UNDP abducted and executed by IS.

Tuesday 3 November: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 retired general killed;
1 killed by gunmen in Kasra wa Atash.

Yathrib: 1 policeman killed by IS.

Monday 2 November: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 mukhtar killed by gunmen.

Sunday 1 November: 5 killed

Maysan: 1 young man killed, body found.

Mosul: 1 body found.

Qaim: 1 child's body found.

Amara: 1 activist killed by gunmen.

Basra: 1 killed by gunmen.

Saturday 31 October: 3 killed

Heet: 2 (father and son) killed by IED.

Lake Hamrin: 1 fisherman killed by IS gunmen.


Friday 30 October: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 informant killed by IS gunmen in Al-Mashahda;
1 body found in Hurriya.

Maysan: 1 body found.