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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

Monday 6 March: 10 killed

Muqdadiya: 8 killed in terrorist attack on village;
1 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed in clan conflict in Baladiyat.

Sunday 5 March: 5 killed

Mosul: 2 bodies found.

Baghdad: 1 killed in armed conflict in Jisr Diyala;
1 killed in armed conflict in Shula.

Tal Qasab: 1 body found.

Saturday 4 March: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Sadr City.

Qayyarah: 1 body found.

Friday 3 March: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Mansour.

Khalis: 1 man killed by gunmen;
1 man, Amer Al-Majma'i, killed in drive-by shooting.

Kirkuk: 1 former Iraqi Turkmen Front officer, Ahmed Taler, killed by AED.

Thursday 2 March: 4 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed by gunmen in Sadr City;
1 killed in drive-by shooting in Al-Ma'amel.

Karbala: 1 body found.

Wednesday 1 March: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in armed conflict in Jamila Al-Thani.

Nakhaib: 2 members of the security forces found killed after being abducted.

Tuesday 28 February: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Radwaniya.

Hilla: 1 body found.

Baladruz: 1 farmer killed by gunmen.