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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 17 February: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Ur.

Sayed Dakhil: 1 woman killed in clashes.

Wednesday 16 February: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 woman's body found in Shula.

Tuesday 15 February: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 policeman's body found.

Monday 14 February: 2 killed

Amarah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baquba: 1 woman killed by hand grenade.

Sunday 13 February: 5 killed

Mosul: 1 shepherd killed by gunmen.

Mussayib: 4 bodies found.

Friday 11 February: 1 killed

Karbala: 1 child's body found.

Thursday 10 February: 4 killed

Al-Aziz: 1 young man killed by gunmen.

Al-Kahla: 1 policeman killed in clashes.

Basra: 1 killed in clashes.

Erbil: 1 killed by gunmen.