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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 21 October: 5 killed

Al-Sharqi: 1 body found.

Kirkuk: 1 killed by gunmen.

Khanaqin: 3 men shot by IS at fake checkpoint at Helwan Bridge.

Tuesday 20 October: 7 killed

Al Abara: 1 boy killed by IED.

Makhmour: 4 family members killed by IED.

Amara: 1 killed in clashes.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Shula.

Sunday 18 October: 3 killed

Shwan: 3 family members killed by gunmen.

Saturday 17 October: 8 killed

Balad: 8 young men kidnapped and executed.

Friday 16 October: 1 killed

Awinat: 1 woman killed by gunmen.

Thursday 15 October: 3 killed

Kanaan: 1 cafe owner killed by gunmen.

Al-Abara: 1 farmer killed by IED.

Sinjar: 1 young man killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 14 October: 1 killed

Muqdadiya: 1 17-year-old killed in IS attack.