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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 2 September: 3 killed

Kirkuk: 3 killed in clashes during demonstration.

Wednesday 30 August: 1 killed

Basra: 1 body found.


Sunday 27 August: 1 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Saturday 26 August: 1 killed

Amara: 1 woman killed by gunmen in front of her children.

Thursday 24 August: 1 killed

Qayyarah: 1 killed in clan conflict.

Tuesday 22 August: 1 killed

Maysan: 1 young man killed by landmine.

Saturday 19 August: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Kadhimiya.

Mosul: 1 child killed by war projectile.

Abi Saida: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Amara: 1 killed by gunfire.