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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

Sunday 11 July: 1 killed

Mahaweel: 1 assistant director of Al-Rafidain Bank killed by gunmen.

Saturday 10 July: 3 killed

Basra: 1 lawyer killed by gunmen.

Mosul: 1 body found.

Hashimiah: 1 body found.

Thursday 8 July: 2 killed

Basra: 1 child killed by gunmen.

Samarra: 1 killed during attack at house of mukhtar.

Wednesday 7 July: 1 killed

Aziziya: 1 policeman killed during confrontation with protesters.

Monday 5 July: 5 killed

Qara Tabeh: 5 killed by IS.

Sunday 4 July: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Diyala Bridge.

Saturday 3 July: 1 killed

Saleh: 1 protester killed by security forces.