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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 16 April: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Habibiya.

Amarah: 1 killed by gunmen. He was an employee of the Maysan Agriculture Department.

Saturday 15 April: 3 killed

Sinjar: 1 Yazidi man killed by gunmen.

Sulaymaniyah: 2 killed inside car by drone strike.

Friday 14 April: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Al-Shanaya;
1 body found in Dora.

Al-Rifai: 2 killed in clan conflict.

Thursday 13 April: 8 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Madain;
1 body found in Al-Shaljiyeh;
1 killed in armed conflict in Al-Obaidi.

Nasiriyah: 1 local official killed by gunmen.

Al-Islah: 4 killed in clan conflict, including a policeman.

Wednesday 12 April: 2 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed in clan conflict in Tariq.

Tuesday 11 April: 1 killed

Sulaimaniyah: 1 killed by landmine.

Monday 10 April: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clan conflict in Al-Dasim.