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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

Tuesday 17 July: 5 killed

Hawija: 2 children killed by IED.

Hashimiyat: 1 killed in drive-by shooting.

Yaiji: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Sab'a al'Qasr: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Monday 16 July: 2 killed

Madain: 1 killed by gunmen.

Qayyarah: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Sunday 15 July: 6 killed

Samawa: 3 demonstrators killed by security forces.

Basra: 3 demonstrators killed by security forces.

Saturday 14 July: 1 killed

Taji: 1 killed by IED.

Friday 13 July: 7 killed

Amara: 3 protesters killed by security forces.

Khanaqin: 2 family members' bodies found in house.

Baghdad: 1 body found in the northeast.

Khalis: 1 woman killed by IED.

Thursday 12 July: 3 killed

Mosul: 1 body found.

Mahmudiya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Basra: 1 demonstrator killed.

Wednesday 11 July: 7 killed

Dibs: 3 security guards protecting pipeline killed in armed attack.

Zubayr: 1 killed in clashes.

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes.

Canaan: 2 killed by IED.