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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

Wednesday 4 January: 1 killed

Diyala: 1 body found. The young man had been kidnapped from Baquba.

Tuesday 3 January: 3 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed by IED in Tarmiya.

Al-Azim: 1 killed in clan conflict.

Monday 2 January: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Sadr City;
1 woman killed in clan conflict in Nahrawan;
2 bodies found tied and shot in Rashidiya.

Sunday 1 January: 4 killed

Khanaqin: 1 owner of a petrol station killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 shop owner killed by gunmen in Amin;
1 body of a young woman found in Saba Qusur.

Al-Rifai: 1 70-yar-old man killed in armed conflict.

Saturday 31 December: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Fadhiliya.

December Total: 90 civilians killed.


Friday 30 December: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Tha'alaba.

Thursday 29 December: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Fadhiliya;
1 body found in Sadr City.

Badush: 1 mukhtar killed by gunmen.