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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 27 September: 2 killed

Najaf: 1 body of man in his 40s is found.

Qabr Al-Abed: 1 body of a young man is found.

Monday 26 September: 1 killed

Amarah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Sunday 25 September: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Sabaa al-Bour.

Friday 23 September: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body is found at Al-Shawaka square.

Sayed Dakhil: 1 is killed in clashes.

Thursday 22 September: 1 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 body of 25-year-old woman is found at a rubbish dump.

Wednesday 21 September: 3 killed

Al-Hayy: 1 Sheikh, Assi Al-Shahmani, killed in armed attack.

Kirkuk: 1 young man killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 body found at an abandoned square in the centre of the city.

Tuesday 20 September: 3 killed

Mosul: 1 killed in clashes.

Baghdad: 1 woman killed in clashes in Sabaa al-Bour.

Sheikh Najm Al-Abdullah: 1 killed in IS attack.