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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 18 April: 2 killed

Basra: 1 barber killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 woman's body found in Nahrawan.

Monday 15 April: 2 killled

Maysan: 1 young man killed in tribal conflict.

Yusufiya: 1 killed in tribal conflict.

Saturday 13 April: 2 killed

Mosul: 1 young man killed in tribal conflict.

Baghdad: 1 man killed by gunmen during a funeral.

Friday 12 April: 1 killed

Basra: 1 killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 10 April: 3 killed

Mansuriya: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 2 killed in tribal conflict in Wahda.

Tuesday 9 April: 1 killed

Al-Maymouna: 1 killed in tribal conflict.

Monday 8 April: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Husseiniya;
1 woman shot in honour killing in Abu Ghraib.

Al-Fadliya: 1 child killed by gunmen.