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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 22 March: 1 killed

Al-Zubair: 1 body found burnt.

Wednesday 20 March: 2 killed

Wasit: 1 young man killed by gunmen.

Sadda Al-Hindiya: 1 child's body found.

Monday 18 March: 2 killed

Al-Abara: 1 killed in clan conflict.

Baghdad: 1 killed in clan conflict in Hor Rajab.

Saturday 16 March: 2 killed

Mosul: 1 body found in rubble.

Nasiriyah: 1 killed in armed attack.

Thursday 14 March: 2 killed

Basra: 2 killed in clan conflict.

Wednesday 13 March: 1 killed

Canaan: 1 young man killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 12 March: 1 killed

Kirkuk: 1 son of Suleiman Beg police director killed by gunmen.