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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 August: 1 killed

Abu Saida: 1 body found.

Thursday 5 August: 1 killed

Khanaqin: 1 body found.

Monday 2 August: 5 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed by IED in Al Wahda.

Nasiriya: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.


Dhuluiya: 2 (retired teacher and his brother) killed in IS attack.

Sunday 1 August: 3 killed

Nahawand: 1 elder killed by gunmen.

Al Baaj: 1 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Dora.

Saturday 31 July: 3 killed

Heet: 3 (father and two children) killed by IS gunmen.


JULY TOTAL: 87 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Friday 30 July: 9 killed

Yathrib: 4 killed in attack on funeral.

Baghdad: 2 (mother and son) killed by gunmen in Tarmiyah.

Helman checkpoint: 3 killed in attack by IS gunmen.

Thursday 29 July: 1 killed

Hilla: 1 killed by gunmen.