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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

Friday 31 March: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Al-Saydiyah.

Latifiyah: 1 killed in armed conflict.


Thursday 30 March: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in armed conflict in Baladiyat.

Wednesday 29 March: 1 killed

Al-Rifai: 1 23-year-old student killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 28 March: 6 killed

Makhmour: 2 children killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Al-Saadoun;
1 killed in armed conflict in Kamalia;
1 body found in Zafaraniya;
1 body found in hotel room in Al-Bataween.

Monday 27 March: 2 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed by gunmen in Sadr City.

Sunday 26 March: 1 killed

Samarra: 1 man killed by 'Peace Brigades' for not stopping at checkpoint.

Saturday 25 March: 2 killed

Mahmudiya: 1 body found.

Samarra: 1 young man killed by gunmen.