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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

Tuesday 29 March: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 policeman killed by gunmen in Jurf Al-Naddaf.

Sunday 27 March: 1 killed

Sinjar: 1 killed by gunmen.

Saturday 26 March: 4 killed

Mosul: 4 bodies of previously abducted shepherds found.

Friday 25 March: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunfire in the south.

Thursday 24 March: 1 killed

Suq Al-Shuyoukh: 1 body of a 15-year-old boy found.

Wednesday 23 March: 3 killed

Mosul: 1 body found.

Tal Afar: 1 shepherd killed in IED explosion.

Hamidiyah: 1 Ministry of Industry employee killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 22 March: 1 killed

Amarah: 1 young man's body found.