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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

Wednesday 11 February: 32 killed

Baghdad: 9 by mortars, IED, gunfire; 1 body.
Falluja: 11 by shelling.
Samarra: 3 by IEDs.
Mahmudiya: 2 by car bomb.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Yusufiya: 1 policeman by IED.
Taji: 1 by gunfire.
Mkeshifah: 1 policeman by suicide car bomber.
Muqdadiya: 1 by gunfire.

Tuesday 10 February: 33 killed

Sinjar: 21 killed in 4 villages by Yazidis, in retaliatory attacks.
Baghdad: 2 by IED; 1 body.
Mahmudiya: 2 by car bomb.
Mosul: 1 executed.
Muqdadiya: 1 by gunfire.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Tarmiya: 3 by IED.

Monday 9 February: 42 killed

Baghdad: 29 by bombs, suicide bomber; 2 bodies.
Mosul: 1 by gunfire; 9 executed.
Baquba: 1 cafe owner by gunfire.

Sunday 8 February: 31 killed

Baghdad: 4 by IEDs, gunfire.
Abu Ghraib: 5 by IED, mortars.
Mosul: 20 executed.
Daquq: 1 by mortars.
Muqdadiya: 1 policeman by gunfire.

Saturday 7 February: 49 killed.

Baghdad: 40 killed by bombs.
Falluja: 5 by shelling.
Ramadi: 2 by having their throats slit.
Tikrit: 1 by IED.
Qurna: 1 in clashes.

Friday 6 February: 45 killed

Mosul: 20 executed.
Baghdad: 7 by IEDs; 1 body.
Tikrit: 7 policemen by suicide car bomber.
Mahmudiya: 2 by AED on minibus.
Abu Ghraib: 3 in booby-trapped house.
Amerli: 1 by AED.
Yusufiya: 1 policeman by IED.
Tarmiya: 2 by IED.
Khabat Arbil: 1 by mortar.

Thursday 5 February: 43 killed

Zamar: 23 bodies found in mass grave.
Baghdad: 5 killed by IEDs.
Heet: 3 executed (burnt).
Shirqat: 2 (husband and wife) executed in public square.
Falluja: 4 by shelling.
Mussayab: 1 body.
Yusufiya: 1 by IED.
Haditha: 3 children by mortars.
Mosul: 1 executed.