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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

Wednesday 6 September: 7 killed

Eastern Mosul area: 3 members of a family (husband, wife, son) gunned down in their home

Taji: 1 killed, up to six wounded by roadside bomb

Mahmudiyah: 1 killed, 4 injured by IED near market

Bob al-Sham, Baghdad: 1 man gunned down near his home

Shawan district, Northwest of Kirkuk: 1 unidentified body found with gunshot wounds

Tuesday 5 September: 6 killed

Suleikh, N Baghdad: 1 body of a many found handcuffed, shot in head and chest

Khan Dhari, Abu Ghraib region: 1 killed, 4 wounded, by IED near marketplace

Najaf: 3 companions of cleric in assassination attempt that left him wounded

Hawija: 1 member executed by ISIS for attempting to turn himself in to Kurdish forces in Kirkuk

Monday 4 September: 9 killed

Sulaymaniyah: 1 unidentified body found

Eastern Baghdad: 1 unidentified body of a woman found by the roadside, shot, with signs of torture

West of Baghdad: 1 killed by roadside bomb, four wounded

Near Sarafiya bridge, Baghdad: 1 body of a man found with gunshot wounds, blindfolded

Ramadi: 5 children among the dead in house containing weapons cache that caught fire

Sunday 3 September: 18 killed

Radwaniyah, SW of Baghdad: 1 body of unidentified man found shot

Annah, Qaim and Rawa towns, western Anbar: 16 youths executed by ISIS

al-Akhaa area east of Mosul: 1 man shot dead by unidentified gunmen [update]

Saturday 2 September: 8 killed

Samarra: 8 killed (6 workers, 2 security guards) in suicide attack on power station

Friday 1 September: 1 killed

Rania, Sulaymaniah: 1 young man knifed in front of park, killer arrested

Thursday 31 August: 4 killed

Balad: 2 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 by IED in Zafaraniya.

Latifiyah: 1 by AED under car.