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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

Thursday 27 October: 36 killed

Mosul: 22 executed; 4 elderly people die after forcible removal from the hospital, to make room for injured ISIS fighters.
Baghdad: 4 by IEDs.
Tarmiya: 2 by IED.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Canaan: 2 by gunfire.

Wednesday 26 October: 265 killed.

Hamam al-Alil: 190 executed by ISIS forces.
Aeryj: 42 executed by ISIS.
Baghdad: 6 by IEDs, gunfire, grenade; 3 bodies.
Chemakol: 9 by IEDs in booby-trapped homes.
Mosul: 5 executed by Shia militia; 5 killed by coalition air strike; 1 by gunfire, as he fled.
Taji: 2 by IED.
Hawija: 1 child by IED.
Yusufiya: 1 by IED.

Tuesday 25 October: 201 killed

Tuloul Naser: 70 bodies found.
Mosul: 50 former policemen executed; 40 IS members executed for desertion.
Safina: 27 executed, including children.
Baghdad: 9 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Latifiya: 2 by IED.
Muqdadiya: 1 body.
Hawija: 1 professor by gunfire.

Monday 24 October : 30 killed

Baghdad: 11 by IEDs, gunfire.
Mosul: 6 by IED.
Rutba: 5 executed.
Erbil: 3 by Turkish air strike.
Kirkuk: 3 bodies.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Al Hashmyat: 1 by IED.

Sunday 23 October: 22 killed.

Mosul: 7 executed.
Baghdad: 7 by IEDs, gunfire.
Tel Kepe: 8 family members by coalition air strike.

Saturday 22 October: 33 killed.

Mosul: 16 executed.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs; 4 bodies.
Qayyarah: 2 by toxic gas; 1 cameraman by gunfire.
Tarmiya: 2 by IED.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Shirqat: 2 policemen in clashes.

Friday 21 October: 329 killed.

Mosul: 284 executed.
Daquq: 15 women by coalition air strike.
Dibis: 16 power plant workers by gunfire and suicide bombers.
Baghdad: 8 by IEDs.
Samarra: 2 by suicide bombers.
Yusufiya: 2 by IED.
Kirkuk: 1 reporter by gunfire.
Nasaf: 1 shepherd by IED.