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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

Wednesday 3 February: 1 killed

Abu Saida: 1 man in a car killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 2 February: 1 killed

Baquba: 1 shop owner killed by gunmen.

Sunday 31 January: 1 killed

Tuz Khurmato: 1 shepherd killed by IED.


Friday 29 January: 1 killed

Jalawla: 1 child killed by explosive.

Thursday 28 January: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 27 January: 1 killed

Najaf: 1 child killed by IED.

Tuesday 26 January: 2 killed

Al-Muradiya: 2 brothers killed by gunmen.