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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 20 July: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 police director of Diwaniya killed by gunmen.

Friday 19 July: 7 killed

Basra: 5 killed in three separate incidents.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Sadr City.

Al-Islah: 1 farmer killed by IED.

Thursday 18 July: 1 killed

Basra: 1 body found in Al-Sai.

Wednesday 17 July: 11 killed

Erbil: 3 men -a Turkish diplomat and two Iraqis- killed by gunmen near the Turkish Consulate.

Mosul: 8 bodies pulled from rubble.

Tuesday 16 July: 2 killed

Ahmed Aldanok Rashad (south of Kirkuk): 2 killed in armed attack.

Monday 15 July: 4 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed by suicide bombers in Maalif;
1 by car bomb in Saba al-Bour.

Najaf: 1 woman killed.

Sunday 14 July: 5 killed

Mosul: 4 bodies were found under rubble.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Bob al-Sham.