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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

Monday 5 August: 1 killed

Basra: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Sunday 4 August: 12 killed

Baaj: 2 killed in clashes.

Kanaan: 2 killed by IED.

Kifl: 1 body found.

Kubba: 2 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 3 youths killed by gunmen in Shula;
1 killed in clashes in Shaali;
1 woman killed by IED in Ghazaliya.

Saturday 3 August: 1 killed

Basra: 1 young man killed by gunmen.

Friday 2 August: 3 killed

Abu Saida: 1 man killed by gunmen.

Darraji: 1 killed in clashes.

Tal Tiba: 1 man killed by IS gunmen.

Thursday 1 August: 4 killed

Dujail: 2 policemen killed in armed attack.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Rashad.

Jalawla: 1 killed by gunmen by IS.

Wednesday 31 July: 8 killed

Basra: 5 family members killed by gunmen -1 man, 2 women and 2 children.

Dujail: 1 security member killed by IS attack at checkpoint.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Arab Jabour;
1 body found in Madain.


JULY TOTAL: 145 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Tuesday 30 July: 1 killed

Baquba: 1 child killed by gunfire.