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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

Tuesday 16 February: 3 killed

Al-Salamiyah: 1 body of 10-year-old boy found.

Al-Haramiya: 2 (grandfather and grandson) killed by gunmen.

Monday 15 February: 2 killed

Erbil: 2 -a contractor and a displaced person- killed by missiles.

Sunday 14 February: 2 killed

Yanka: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Qara: 1 body found.

Friday 12 February: 17 killed

Al-Uzair: 4 killed in clashes.

Dohuk: 13 Turkish captives killed.

Wednesday 10 February: 1 killed

Karbala: 1 policeman stabbed.

Tuesday 9 February: 1 killed

Kut: 1 protester killed by gunfire.

Monday 8 February: 1 killed

Canal Expressway: 1 body found.