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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

Thursday 6 August: 1 killed

Al Gharaf oil field: 1 guard killed by gunmen.

Sunday 2 August: 1 killed

Sumer: 1 policeman killed by gunman.

Wednesday 29 July: 5 killed

Mosul: 5 bodies found.

JULY TOTAL 47 CIVILIANS KILLED

Monday 27 July: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 traffic policeman killed after having head crushed by stones.

Sunday 26 July: 6 killed

Mosul: 3 bodies found.

Baghdad: 3 protesters killed by security forces at Tahrir Square.

Saturday 25 July: 1 killed

Karbala: 1 killed in drive-by shooting.

Friday 24 July: 5 killed

Samarra: 5 men (a mukhtar and his sons) killed by IS.