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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

Saturday 13 July: 3 killed

Basra: 1 child killed by gunfire.

Baghdad: 2 bodies found, in Yusufiya and Sadr City.

Thursday 11 July: 21 killed

Sinjar: 18 bodies found in mass grave.

Baghdad: 1 man killed by gunmen in Mahmoudiya.

Mansuriya: 1 body found.

Sayed Dakhil: 1 man killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 10 July: 4 killed

Erbil: 2 teenagers (a 14-year-old girl and an 18-year-old boy) reported killed in Iranian artillery attack.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Madain.

Mandali: 1 policeman killed in armed attack at checkpoint in the Karah Los area.

Tuesday 9 July: 4 killed

Shirqat: 3 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 tribal leader killed by gunmen in Yusufiya.

Sunday 7 July: 2 killed

Baquba: 1 killed by gunmen.

Al Mukhisa: 1 man killed by gunmen.

Saturday 6 July: 3 killed

Fallujah: 2 policemen killed by gunmen at a checkpoint in Amiriya.

Basra: 1 young man killed by gunmen in al Sibai.

Friday 5 July: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Abu Nawas street