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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 12 March: 3 killed

Sinjar: 1 body found.

Mosul: 1 child killed in IED explosion.

Al-Sahel: 1 8-year-old shepherd killed by cluster bomb.

Friday 11 March: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Sadr City.

Thursday 10 March: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 body found.

Wednesday 9 March: 2 killed

Suq Al-Shuyoukh: 1 man killed by gunmen.

Al Nasr: 1 young woman killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 8 March: 5 killed

Qara Taba: 2 brothers killed in IS attack.

Al-Abara: 1 intelligence officer killed by gunmen.

Mosul: 2 killed in clashes.

Monday 7 March: 1 killed

Najaf: 1 body of 51-year-old man found.

Saturday 5 March: 1 killed

Hawija: 1 5-year-old boy killed in IED explosion.