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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

Wednesday 13 February: 5 killed

Baghdad: 2 stabbed in Qahira;
1 killed by gunmen.

Rashad: 2 bodies found, of brothers previously abducted.

Tuesday 12 February: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Al Amal;
1 killed by gunmen in Madain.

Monday 11 February: 1 killed

Khanaqin: 1 policeman killed in armed attack.

Sunday 10 February: 1 killed

Al Harba: 1 killed by IED.

Saturday 9 February: 4 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Husseiniya;
1 killed by gunmen in Nahrawan.


Kirkuk: 1 policeman killed in clashes.

Friday 8 February: 3 killed

Baiji: 3 brothers abducted and executed.

Thursday 7 February: 62 killed

Baaj: 46 found in mass grave; most of the victims were police officers.

Mosul: 14 bodies pulled from rubble.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Talbiya.

Nasiriyah: 1 body found.