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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 16 January: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Taji;
1 teenage girl's body found in Sadr City.

Hilla: 1 activist killed.

Mosul: 1 body found in Al-Hulaileh.

Wednesday 15 January: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Saba Qusour;
1 policeman killed by gunmen in Al-Maamel;
1 anti-narcotics officer killed by gunmen in Karkh.

Kirkuk: 2 brothers killed in IS attack.

Monday 13 January: 4 killed

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

Nasiriyah: 1 activist killed by gunmen.

Kut: 1 protester killed by security forces.

Sunday 12 January: 3 killed

Abu Fayyad: 1 killed by gunmen.

Karbala: 2 protesters killed by security forces.

Saturday 11 January: 4 killed

Mosul: 2 bodies found.

Karbala: 1 shop owner killed in drive-by shooting.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Al-Shaab.

Friday 10 January: 2 killed

Basra: 2, a reporter and a cameraman, killed during covering of protests.

Thursday 9 January: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Abu Ghraib.

Iraq-Syrian border: 2 policemen killed in IS attack.

Mandali: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baquba: 1 child killed by hand grenade.