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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

Sunday 4 April: 3 killed

Najaf: 2 killed in clashes.

Amara: 1 body found with signs of torture.

Saturday 3 April: 1 killed

Hammam al-Alil: 1 killed by IED.

Thursday 1 April: 1 killed

Hammam al-Alil: 1 body found.

Tuesday 30 March: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Palestine street.

MARCH TOTAL: 49 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Monday 29 March: 1 killed

Hilla: 1 killed by gunmen.

Sunday 28 March: 1 killed

Sulaymaniyah: 1 body found.

Saturday 27 March: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 policeman killed by hand grenade.