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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

Monday 27 February : 43 killed

Mosul: 31 by shelling.
Baghdad: 3 by IEDs.
Baquba: 1 by gunfire.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Qaim: 3 by coalition air strikes.
Ana: 4 by coalition air strikes.

Sunday 26 February: 46 killed.

Mosul: 35 by air strikes, artillery fire; 2 by IED.
Baghdad: 3 by IEDs; 1 body.
Bani Saad: 2 brothers by gunfire.
Kirkuk: 1 by IED; 1 body.
Hamrin: 1 policeman by IED.

Saturday 25 February: 46 killed.

Baiji: 5 family members by IED; 5 family members executed.
Baghdad: 1 by gunfire; 1 body.
Al Hashmyat: 1 by gunfire.
Mosul: 32 by coalition air strikes; 1 journalist by IED.

Friday 24 February: 4 killed

Kirkuk: 3 executed.
Baghdad: 1 policeman by IED.

Thursday 23 February: 27 killed

Khalis: 4 by car bombs.
Tarmiya: 5 by suicide bombers.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs; 1 body.
Mosul: 15 killed by coalition air strikes.

Wednesday 22 February: 13 killed.

Hawija: 3 by IED; 3 executed.
Baghdad: 2 by gunfire, IED.
Tarmiya: 3 by coalition air strikes.
Ramadi: 1 woman by shelling.
Yusufiya: 1 in clashes.

Tuesday 21 February: 32 killed

Mosul: 17 executed; 6 killed by coalition air strike; 2 by shelling.
Baghdad: 4 by car bomb, IEDs.
Karbala: 2 executed.
Qaim: 1 by gunfire.