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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 5 February: 2 killed

Sayyid Dakhil: 2 security officers killed in armed attack.

Sunday 4 February: 2 killed

Mosul: 1 body found; he was a 20-year-old shepherd.

Maysan: 1 man, Naji Abu Ali, killed by gunmen.

Friday 2 February: 1 killed

Qaim: 1 20-year-old university student, Abdul Rahman Khaled, killed by US strike.

Friday 26 January: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 man killed by gunmen in Al-Wahda.


Thursday 25 January: 3 killed

Deli Abbas: 1 child's body found. It belonged to schoolboy Rasoul Hussein Al-Kharkhi.

Maysun: 1 child killed by gunfire.

Baghdad: 1 child killed by hand grenade in Al-Fadhiliya.

Monday 22 January: 1 killed

Maysan: 1 body found burnt. It belonged to Sheikh Al-Dhahabi, who had been kidnapped the day before.

Sunday 21 January: 1 killed

Al-Baaj: 1 child, a 7-year-old boy, killed by IED.