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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 23 February: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by IED in Abu Ghraib;
1 killed by gunmen in Ur.

Madain: 1 killed by IED.

Thursday 22 February: 10 killed

Mosul: 8 bodies pulled from rubble.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Dora.

Mahmudiya: 1 body found.

Wednesday 21 February: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunfire in Nahrawan;
1 body found in Dora.

Mosul: 1 mukhtar killed by gunmen in Dubeiz.

Tuesday 20 February: 2 killed

Mosul: 2, father and son, killed by landmine near home.

Monday 19 February: 27 killed

Saadouniya: 24 bodies of abducted men found, most beheaded.

Mahmudiya: 1 killed by gunfire.

Tarmiya: 1 by gunfire.

Taji: 1 by IED.

Sunday 18 February: 9 killed

Mosul: 5 bodies found in mass grave; 1 killed by gunmen.

Latifiya: 1 killed in drive-by shooting.

Madain: 1 body found.

Basra: 1 18-year-old man killed by gunmen in Haritha.

Saturday 17 February: 71 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by IED in al Furat.

Mosul: 70 bodies found in mass grave.