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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 9 November: 1 killed

Al-Azim lake: 1 fisherman killed in IS attack.

Saturday 6 November: 2 killed

Basra: 1 killed in clashes.

Al-Sharqat: 1 policeman hanged.

Friday 5 November: 4 killed

Baghdad: 2 protesters killed.

Najaf: 2 killed in armed attack.

Thursday 4 November: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 engineer killed by gunmen.

Monday 1 November: 1 killed

Tel Kaif: 1 body found.

Saturday 30 October: 2 killed

Al-Hawaij: 2 killed in IS attack.


Friday 29 October: 2 killed

Al-Qasim: 2 family members of activist killed in home attack.