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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 2 October: 37 killed

Al Mafraq: 17 in clashes.
Baghdad: 4 by IEDs.
Aouinat: 4 in clashes.
Tikrit: 4 by IED.
Heet: 4 by IED, suicide bomber.
Arab Jabour: 2 by mortars.
Hamirn Dam: 1 policeman by IED.
Mosul: 1 executed.

Wednesday 1 October: 35 killed

Baghdad: 24 killed by car bombs, suicide car bomber; 1 body.
Dhuluiyah: 7 killed in clashes.
Kirkuk: 2 by motorcycle bomb.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.

Tuesday 30 September: 69 killed

Baghdad: 34 killed by car bombs, mortars, gunfire.
Karbala: 8 by car bomb.
Iskandariya: 3 by car bomb.
Tal Saud: 3 family members by mortars.
Falluja: 7 by shelling.
Tikrit: 4 by missiles, 1 in clashes.
Daquq: 3 policemen by gunfire.
Hit: 2 policemen by gunfire.
Ishaqi: 2 by gunfire, IED.
Kefil: 2 by car bomb.

SEPTEMBER TOTAL: 1,956 CIVILIANS KILLED, FOUND DEAD.
251 BY GOVERNMENT FORCES.

12,618 CIVILIANS KILLED SO FAR THIS YEAR.
1,500 BY GOVERNMENT FORCES.

Monday 29 September: 24 killed

Baghdad: 4 by IEDs.
Madaen: 5 family members by gunfire.
Alhajal: 7 bodies, decapitated.
Hiteen: 2 Yazidis in clashes.
Tikrit: 5 bodies.
Fadiliyah: 1 by IED.

Sunday 28 September: 52 killed

Baiji: 21 by IEDs at mosque.
Falluja: 13 by shelling.
Shirqat: 6 policemen executed.
Mosul: 4 executed.
Baghdad: 1 by gunfire; 1 body.
Tikrit: 4 by mortars.
Saydiya: 1 by gunfire.
Hamrin: 1 by gunfire.

Saturday 27 September: 53 killed

Falluja: 13 by shelling.
Mahmudiya: 8 by car bomb.
Ouja: 8 by air strikes.
Baiji: 9 by car bombs.
Baghdad: 7 by gunfire, IEDs.
Tuz Khurmato: 3 by IED.
Jammin: 2 policemen by gunfire.
Arab Jabour: 2 bodies.
Tikrit: 1 executed.

Friday 26 September: 13 killed

Mosul: 4 killed by US air strikes.
Falluja: 3 by shelling.
Tikrit: 3 by IED.
Nahrawan: 2 by IED.
Baghdad: 1 by AED.