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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

Thursday 2 August: 8 killed

Hadar: 4 killed in armed attack.

Kanaan: 2 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 policeman killed by IED in Saba al-Bour.

Salahuddin: 1 woman killed by IED.

Wednesday 1 August: 14 killed

Baghdad: 6 family members, including 3 children, killed by gunmen in their home in Talbiah.

Dujail: 2 killed in armed attack;
3 bodies of elders found;
1 killed in clashes.

Riyadh: 1 policeman killed by IED.

Sulaimaniya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 31 July: 4 killed

Dujail-Baghdad road: 2 (a policeman and his brother) killed in armed attack.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Nahrawan.

Kirkuk: 1 killed by IED.

JULY TOTAL: 230 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Monday 30 July: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in the east part of the city.

Basra: 1 killed by gunmen.

Benga Ali: 1 body found.

Khirbet Aziz: 1 policeman killed by IED.

Sunday 29 July: 9 killed

Mosul: 5 bodies, one of them a child's, pulled from rubble.

Kirkuk: 1 killed in clashes.

Jalawla: 1 killed by gunmen.

Rafidain: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Bob al-Sham.

Saturday 28 July: 5 killed

Taji: 1 body found.

Basra: 1 body found.

Sulaimaniya: 2 family members killed by gunmen.

Muqdadiya: 1 woman killed by IED.

Friday 27 July: 36 killed

Hamam al-Alil: 33 bodies found in mass grave.

Mosul: 2 bodies found.

Baghdad: 1 worshipper killed by gunmen outside mosque in Rashidiya.