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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

Friday 9 February: 7 killed

Kirkuk: 1 killed by gunfire.

Babil: 1 12-year-old boy killed during clashes.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunfire in Dora;
1 by gunfire in Shaab;
1 by IED in Abu Ghraib.

Mahmud: 1 by gunfire.

Katoun: 1 child's body found.

Thursday 8 February: 13 killed

Khanaqin: 7 young men killed in drive-by shooting.

Ramadi: 1 policeman killed in drive-by shooting.

Baghdad: 1 killed in IED explosion at a market in Nahrawan;
1 by gunfire in Shaab;
1 by AED in Bakriya.

Hawija: 1 killed in mortar attack.

Taji: 1 by IED.

Wednesday 7 February: 34 killed

Albu Ghannam: 20 bodies found in mass grave.

Mosul: 5 bodies pulled from under rubble.

Qara taba: 1 man killed by gunmen leaving his home.

Baghdad: 1 by IED in Diyala Bridge;
1 by unknown gunmen in Bayaa.

Ramadi: 1 by IED.

Mahmoudiya: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Amara: 1 policeman killed during clashes.

Kirkuk: 2 bodies found at political party Headquarters.

Tal Afar: 1 killed during clashes.


Tuesday 6 February: 16 killed

Mosul: 8 bodies recovered from rubble.

Sulaimaniya: 1 killed by gunfire.

Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire.

Abu Saida: 1 by gunfire.

Tuz Khurmato: 5 sheep herders abducted and executed.

Monday 5 February: 5 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed by IED at a market in Tarmiya;
1 by hand grenade in Shula.

Karbala: 1 body found.

Taji: 1 by IED.

Sunday 4 February: 6 killed

Saadiya: 1 mukhtar in armed attack.

Nasiriya: 1 14-year-old boy by Molotov cocktail.

Baghdad: 2 bodies found in Sadr City.

Muthanna: 1 body of kidnapped man found.

Madain: 1 Ministry of Education employee by unknown gunmen.

Saturday 3 February: 31 killed

Mosul: 20 bodies recovered from rubble.

Hawija: 7 bodies found in mass grave.

Baghdad: 2 women in armed attack in home.

Wasit: 1 lawyer by unknown gunmen.

Diwaniya: 1 body found with gunshot wounds in river.