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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 17 April: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen.

Mosul: 1 body found.

Monday 16 April: 11 killed

Mosul: 5 killed by IEDs.

Ishaqi: 4 killed by gunmen.

Zab: 1 body found.

Basra: 1 killed in clashes.

Sunday 15 April: 3 killed

Kirkuk: 2 killed by gunfire and IED.

Basra: 1 body found.

Saturday 14 April: 5 killed

Amadiyah: 3 brothers killed by Turkish airstrikes.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Shaab.

Salahuddin: 1 woman killed by IED.

Friday 13 April: 2 killed

Jadida al-Shat: 1 body found, of a 5-year-old child.

Kanaan: 1 judge killed by AED.

Thursday 12 April: 20 killed

Asdira Safli: 16 mourners killed by IED at funeral.

Kanaan: 1 teacher killed by AED.

Mosul: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Khanaqin: 1 policeman by AED.

Rashad: 1 killed in attack at his home.

Wednesday 11 April: 63 killed

Hammam al-Alil: 60 bodies found in mass grave.

Mosul: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Arab Jabour.

Maysan: 1 killed in clashes.