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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

Tuesday 25 July: 3 killed

Amara: 1 killed in armed attack

Al-Athba: 1 killed in armed conflict

Maysan: 1 killed in drive-by shooting

Sunday 23 July: 2 killed

Basra: 1 killed in clan conflict.

Diwaniyah: 1 killed.

Saturday 22 July: 1 killed

Najaf: 1 18-year-old girl killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 19 July: 1 killed

Amara: 1 killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 18 July: 1 killed

Kirkuk: 1 guard killed by gunmen.

Monday 17 July: 4 killed

Basra: 1 body found.

Nasiriyah: 2 men in a car killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 retired army officer killed by gunmen in Rashidiya.

Sunday 16 July: 1 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 man killed by landmine.