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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

Sunday 18 February: 6 killed

Karbala: 4 killed in clan conflict.

Baghdad: 2 killed in clan conflict.

Saturday 17 February: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 young man's body found.

Thursday 15 February: 1 killed

Diwaniyah: 1 transgender blogger killed.

Tuesday 13 February: 1 killed

Hilla: 1 body found.

Monday 12 February: 3 killed

Yusufiya: 3 killed in armed conflict.

Sunday 11 February: 2 killed

Kirkuk: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Zafaraniya.

Friday 9 February: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 retired teacher killed by gunmen in Hurriya.