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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 23 July: 2 killed

Mosul: 2 bodies found.

Wednesday 22 July: 2 killed

Abu Saida: 1 man killed by gunmen.

Karbala: 1 killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 21 July: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 detainee tortured to death at Al-Taji prison;
1 body found with stab wounds at Abu Nuwas street.

Abu Saida: 1 killed by gunmen.

Monday 20 July: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 pharmacist killed in armed attack in Baladiyat.

Saturday 18 July: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Friday 17 July: 3 killed

Basra: 1 child killed by AED on a bicycle in Abu Al-Khaseeb.

Shirqat: 2 (uncle and niece) killed by AED under their car.

Thursday 16 July: 3 killed

Kirkuk: 3 agricultural nursery employees killed by gunmen.