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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 2 September: 7 killed

Tal Afar: 1 young man killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 3 killed by gunmen in Bob al-Sham.

Diyala-Salahuddin border: 2 security members killed in armed attack at checkpoint.

Basra: 1 elderly man killed by gunmen.

Sunday 1 September: 3 killed

Shatt: 1 man, an elderly farmer, killed in his car by an IED.

Mussayab: 1 man's body found.

Makhmour: 1 teenager killed by IS members at camp for the displaced.

Saturday 31 August: 9 killed

Hamam al-Alil: 5 family members killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Abu Ghraib;
1 body found in Diyala Bridge.

Basra: 1 killed in clashes.

Qara Taba: 1 killed by gunmen.


AUGUST: 93 CIVILIANS KILLED

Friday 30 August: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Shula.

Qara Taba: 1 body found inside store.

Wednesday 28 August: 4 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed by gunmen in Zafaraniya.

Basra: 2 killed in clashes.

Tuesday 27 August: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in armed attack in Madain.

Monday 26 August: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 elder killed by sniper in Tarmiyah;
1 body found in Rustumiya.

Mosul: 1 body found with signs of torture.

Katun al-Rahma: 1 policeman killed by IED.