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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

Wednesday 15 July: 1 killed

Jalawla: 1 sheep herder killed during IS attack on village.

Monday 13 July: 3 killed

Baquba: 3 policemen killed by IED.

Sunday 12 July: 4 killed

Kirkuk: 1 policeman shot in the head.

Baghdad: 1 protester killed.

Nasiriyah: 1 detainee tortured to death at Al-Hout prison.

Ramadi: 1 young man killed.

Thursday 9 July: 1 killed

Kirkuk: 1 man killed in drive-by shooting.

Wednesday 8 July: 2 killed

Basra: 1 man abducted and killed by armed men.

Karbala: 1 man killed in drive-by shooting.

Tuesday 7 July: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 detainee tortured to death in Tarmiyah.

Monday 6 July: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 counter-terrorism expert killed by gunmen in Zayouna.