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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

Monday 16 September: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 man killed by gunmen in Kamaliyah.

Sunday 15 September: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Kamaliyah.

Saturday 14 September: 10 killed

Mosul: 9 bodies (inc 4 children) found under rubble.

Basra: 1 body found.

Friday 13 September: 2 killed

Hamam al-Alil: 1 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Shula.

Thursday 12 September: 1 killed.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Kamaliyah.

Wednesday 11 September: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Abu Ghraib.

Muqdadiya: 1 young man killed by mortar shells.

Tuesday 10 September: 2 killed

Al-Riyadh: 1 shepherd killed by IED.

Hamam al-Alil: 1 farmer killed by IED.