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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 29 July: 1 killed

Hilla: 1 killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 28 July: 2 killed

Muqdadiya: 1 killed by IS gunmen at checkpoint.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Tarmiyah.

Tuesday 27 July: 2 killed

Abu Saida: 2 (husband and wife) killed by IS gunmen.

Sunday 25 July: 1 killed

Basra: 1 detainee tortured to death.

Saturday 24 July: 1 killed

Saadiya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Friday 23 July: 2 killed

Basra: 1 body found dismembered.

Hamam al-Alil: 1 killed by gunmen.

Thursday 22 July: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 woman's body found with signs of torture;
1 body found in Husseiniya.