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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 26 July: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by AED in Mashtal;
1 killed by gunmen in Saba al-Bour;
1 body found in Sadr City.

Al-Baghdadi: 1 killed by gunmen.

Sansal: 1 killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 25 July: 8 killed

Waqf: 3 killed by IED.

Mosul: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Basra: 1 killed in clashes.

Zahra: 2 (father and son) killed by gunmen.

Hamrin: 1 farmer killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 24 July: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Abu Ghraib.

Tarmiya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Khalis: 1 body found.

Monday 23 July: 8 killed

Salahuddin: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 1 man in car killed by gunmen in Fadhiliya.

Basra: 1 lawyer defending detainees-protesters killed by gunmen.

Mosul: 3 bodies found in tunnel.

Qaim: 1 killed by IED.

Khalis: 1 killed by gunmen.

Sunday 22 July: 11 killed

Dohuk: 2 killed by Turkish airstrikes.

Tuz Khurmato: 1 killed by gunmen.

Mosul: 8 bodies (5 of them children's) pulled from rubble.

Saturday 21 July: 23 killed

Mosul: 5 family members killed by IED at their house;
5 children's bodies pulled from rubble;
3 other bodies pulled from rubble.

Basra: 2 killed in clashes, including child.

Hilla: 1 killed by gunmen.

Salahuddin: 1 by IED.

Nasiriya: 1 body found.

Khanaqin: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Dora.

Al-Khalifah: 1 body found.

Khalis: 1 killed by gunmen.

Mardan: 1 killed by gunmen.


Friday 20 July: 6 killed

Diwaniya: 1 protester killed by security forces.

Najar: 1 protester killed by security forces.

Salahuddin: 1 killed by suicide bomber at checkpoint.

Balad: 1 killed by mortar shelling.

Ishaqi: 1 policeman killed in armed attack.

Khalis: 1 farmer killed by gunmen.