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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

Saturday 5 August: 2 killed

Amara: 1 killed by gunmen.

Al-Kahla river: 1 body found.

Thursday 3 August: 1 killed

Hilla: 1 man killed by landmine.

Sunday 30 July: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen


Saturday 29 July: 1 killed

Halabja: 1 killed by gunmen.

Friday 28 July: 1 killed

Rankina: 1 killed by Turkish drone strike.

Thursday 27 July: 1 killed

Al-Kahla: 1 killed in clan conflict.

Wednesday 26 July: 1 killed

Qayah: 1 body found.