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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

Saturday 7 October: 2 killed

Makhmour camp: 2 killed.

Friday 6 October: 3 killed

Baghdad: 3 killed in tribal conflict in Al-Wahda.

Wednesday 4 October: 3 killed

Nasiriyah: 3 brothers killed in tribal conflict.

Tuesday 3 October: 1 killed

Kumit: 1 killed in tribal conflict.

Friday 29 September: 1 killed

Islah: 1 policeman killed in clan conflict.


Wednesday 27 September: 3 killed

Islah: 3 killed in clan conflict.

Tuesday 26 September: 1 killed

Badush: 1 body found.