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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

Saturday 8 September: 67 killed

Mosul: 35 bodies found in mass grave;
20 bodies found in mass grave.

Basra: 7 bodies of young men found with gunshot wounds.

Erbil: 5 killed in bombing attack.

Friday 7 September: 8 killed

Basra: 7 demonstrators killed.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Nahrawan.

Thursday 6 September: 28 killed

Mosul: 7 bodies recovered in the old city;
6 family members killed in booby-trapped house.

Baquba: 9 killed at funeral by gunmen.

Basra: 2 demonstrators killed.

Chalabi: 1 killed by gunmen.

Hit: 1 killed by IED.

Abdullah Bin Ali: 2 killed by gunmen inside their car.


Wednesday 5 September: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Diyala Bridge;
1 body found in the east.

Basra: 1 demonstrator shot in the head.

Tuesday 4 September: 9 killed

Basra: 5 demonstrators killed by gunfire and grenade explosion, by security forces.

Mosul: 2 (mother and child) killed by gunmen in their home.

Taji: 1 body found.

Abu Karma: 1 farmer killed by IED.

Monday 3 September: 13 killed

Albo Shaher: 7 killed in armed attack.

Mosul: 3 killed during clashes with security forces.

Basra: 1 demonstrator killed by gunfire.

Jalawla: 1 by gunfire.

Baghdad: 1 by gunfire at Diyala Bridge.

Sunday 2 September: 12 killed

Hit: 2 killed by gunmen.

Al-Hinta: 1 worshipper killed by gunmen during attack at mosque.

Mukhisa: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 body found in the east of the city.

Zahra: 2 family members killed by gunmen.

Nasiriyah: 1 body found in al-Gharaf river.

Baiji: 3 killed by IED.

Haswa: 1 merchant killed in armed attack.