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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 30 June: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in drive-by shooting in Obaidi.

Kirkuk: 1 killed by gunmen.

Erbil: 1 teenage girl killed in shelling by the Turkish army.


Friday 29 June: 7 killed

Balad Ruz: 3 abducted and executed.

Tal Zahab: 2 farmers killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 body found with gunshot wounds in Diyala Bridge.

Baquba: 1 body found.

Tuesday 26 June: 10 killed

Tuz Khurmato: 8 bodies of men previously abducted and executed found.

Samarra: 1 farmer killed by gunmen.

Kufa: 1 killed by gunmen.

Monday 25 June: 34 killed

Hamrin: 4 family members (mother and three daughters) killed in armed attack.

Ali Sarai: 1 Kurd killed by gunmen.

Mosul: 29 bodies pulled from rubble.

Sunday 24 June: 1 killed

Abu Jisra: 1 child killed by gunman.

Saturday 23 June: 2 killed

Khalis: 1 killed by gunmen.

Abu Kharma: 1 security man killed by IED.

Friday 22 June: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 elder killed by gunmen in Tarmiyah;
1 body found with gunshot wounds in Shaab.

Qulay: 1 woman riding in car killed by IED.

Riyadh: 1 body found. The man had been abducted.